Alessandro Bastoni

Alessandro Bastoni

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Country: Italy

Date of birth: 13/04/1999 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Casalmaggiore (Italy)

Height: 190cm

Youth career: Cannatese, Atalanta BC (since 2006)

Current club: Atalanta BC

Squad number: 95

Current national team: Italy U-18

Position: central defender

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 75.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Aymeric Laporte

 

Strengths:

– marking Untitled1

– aerial duels Untitled1

– athleticism Untitled1

– tackling and intercepting Untitled1

– positioning Untitled

– tactical awareness Untitled

– anticipation Untitled

– bravery Untitled

– leadership Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

No significant weaknesses.

 

Style of play:

– elegant, complete and dominant defender

– modern defender, who combines strength with good technique and passing

– already very accomplished for his age

– strong left foot also helps in the balance of the team when paired up with a right-footer

– feels comfortable and has a good composure on the ball, making part of the team’s build-up process at the first instances

– able to play in a three-man defensive line system

– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents

– known for his composure, elegance, ball playing ability, and confidence in possession

– accurate, concentrate and tenacious tackler

– likes to maraud forward

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– extremely dominant in the air

– indirect set-piece threat

– high tackling and interception rate

– able to control the threat of the attacker without causing an imbalance in the defensive line

– natural leader

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.

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Achievements:

Italian U-17 Championship 2015/2016 winner with Atalanta.

 

League summary (as for 29 February 2017):

Serie A 2016/2017 (ongoing): 1 match/0 goals (Atalanta)

 

Description:

Alessandro Bastoni’s home team has one of the best youth acadmies in Italy – Atalanta Bergamo. As evidence of the quality of the academy, we can name players who came from it recently such as Roberto Gagliardini, who is already at Inter, as well as Andrea Conti, Mattia Caldara and Alberto Grassi, who will join big clubs very soon. Alessandro was one of the leaders of Atalanta U-17, who won the Italian championship in 2015/16 season. Its squad was full of great talents, like Filippo Melegoni, Alessandro Mallamo, Emmanuel Latte Lath, Christian Capone and Simone Mazzocchi. He was named on the first-team bench for the first time on 30 October 2016, for the game against Genoa, and made his full debut a month later in the Coppa Italia game against Pescara, playing the full game in a 3-0 victory. In Serie A, he remained as an unused substitute for the six games after Genoa until making his debut in a 1-0 win over Sampdoria on 22 January 2017, in which he played the full 90 minutes. He is also a regular Italian youth international, having been capped at the U-15, U-16, U-17, and U-18 levels – he earned over 40 caps already – which is quite impressive for a 17-year old.

 

Quotes:

‘If he continues to impress as he did tonight, there will be no shortage of suitors for his services and Atalanta’s reputation as the nursery of Italy will continue to grow as they prove yet again that they have the best youth academy in all of Italy.’

(italianfootballdaily.com – after Bastoni’s Serie A debut)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.

 

Links:

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