Manchester United keeping tabs on Atalanta starlet Alessandro Cortinovis
The 20-year-old is yet to make his first-team debut for the Italians but has impressed for their Primavera side. He scored 12 goals and registering three assists in 24 matches for them this season. He caught the eye earlier this week in a 2-1 victory over AS Roma Primavera, scoring both the goals.
Not only is he a tidy player but also appears to possess the facets of leadership. He is the current captain of the Atalanta Primavera side and is held in high regard.
United is just one of the clubs that are following the youngster’s progress with interest. While no other English team have been named, there appears to be considerable attention from Serie A sides.
An attacking midfielder who can also play on the right-wing, Cortinovis’s ability on the ball and vision both make him stand out. He is also a tidy finisher and can find the back of the net with some proficiency.
The 20-year-old has also made regular appearances for a host of Italian youth sides voer the years. In fact, he has made 42 appearances from the Under-15 to the Under-19 levels, scoring five goals. (h/t Transfermarkt)
United have already raided Atalanta for one of their prized prospects when we landed Amad Diallo. The Ivory Coast wonderkid has already made his first-team debut for the Red Devils while also grabbing his first goal for the club. Whether this existent relationship with the Italians is enough for us to also land Cortinovis remains to be seen.
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United have given due attention to strengthening the academy in recent years. While Cortinovis is too old to be labelled a prospect given he is 20 years old, he could be on the verge of a breakout. Landing him before that happens would be astute business indeed.