Manchester United are reportedly interested in Brescia defensive midfielder Sandro Tonali, but they will face fierce competition to land his signature.
After playing an influential role in his side’s promotion from Serie B last campaign, the 19-year-old has confirmed so far this year that he’s capable of performing at the top level.
In 23 matches, he has contributed one goal and four assists, but it’s his overall game with his vision, passing range and ability to dictate tempo in midfield which has seen him stand out.
Unsurprisingly given the similarities in their role on the pitch, his games and club, it has led to early relations with Italian legend Andrea Pirlo, and there is no doubt that Sandro Tonali would love to follow in his footsteps and enjoy the victory he had.
The priority in the immediate future will no doubt be to keep Brescia up as they currently sit in 19th place in the Serie A table with 15 matches to go and they’re six points adrift of safety.
However, Sandro Tonali’s future could become a serious talking point this summer, especially with Calciomercato reporting that Manchester United, Juventus, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund are all interested in signing him.
He fits the mould in terms of what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is building at Old Trafford, as he seems to plan a long-term future which is reflected in the signings of the likes of Daniel James, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Bruno Fernandes over the last two windows.
Though, with the Red Devils struggling to secure Champions League football for next season, the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Dortmund could become more appealing options, especially the Bundesliga giants when you see at the impact they have on young players who are shining in the current line-up.
Time will tell if Tonali moves on this summer, and where he goes if he does. Manchester United will seemingly be involved in the move scrap for his signature though as per the report above, and it remains to be seen if they can snap up arguably one of the top young talents in Europe.