Manchester United to battle Man City for highly-rated Serie A youngster

Manchester United are ready to battle Manchester City and Chelsea to sign Atalanta BC prodigy Giorgio Scalvini during the summer

Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea have targeted Atalanta BC defender Giorgio Scalvini for the upcoming summer transfer window. The highly-coveted 20-year-old is having a sensational season for the Atalanta side as they chase the top four in Serie A.

Standing at 1.94 metres, the Italy international has a daunting physical presence in the backline that gives him a psychological edge. He has the athleticism, strength and mobility to be a strong threat in both the aerial and ground duels.

The Italian has shown maturity that goes beyond his young age and helped him establish himself at the senior level. He is also a frequent name in the international set-up due to his steep rise in reputation with impeccable performances.

Giorgio Scalvini of Italy.
Giorgio Scalvini of Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images )

The 20-year-old uses good game intelligence and anticipation to intercept the play by using his physique and displaying aggression. He has the tactical awareness to make the right choices at the right time and keep his aggression in check.

Scalvini is a modern-day defender with strong ball control and the ability to start the possessional phases from the backline. His technical prowess plays an important role on the ball, playing accurate passes to his teammates with composure.

Fichajes reported that United are willing to compete with Chelsea and Man City to secure the signature of Scalvini. The Reds Devils secured Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta last summer and they are happy with that deal.

United’s primary defensive options Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have struggled with injuries throughout this season. Their defensive record this season has been abysmal and a key reason for their poor season so far.

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Scalvini could be the top signing for Man United to jump-start the new era under Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s regime. The young Italian already boast a strong reputation across Europe and he would be a statement signing for any top club.