Atalanta centre-back Giorgio Scalvini insists that he is happy to continue his development at the club, despite his impressive season drawing interest from the likes of Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
The 19-year-old broke into Atalanta‘s first team last season and has firmly established himself this term, becoming a regular under coach Gian Piero Gasperini and being touted as one of Europe’s brightest prospects.
Scalvini focused on Atalanta
In an interview with Tuttomercatoweb, Scalvini claimed that whilst it was flattering to be linked with a move to Bayern, Liverpool, and Chelsea, he was in no rush to leave the Gewiss Stadium.
“It can be nice to hear those links, but I just read them in passing,” Scalvini said.
“I’m focused here, at Atalanta. Nobody knows what the future holds for me, I just have to think about doing well at Atalanta.
“I’m calm, I don’t feel pressure from news, from rumours, I can isolate myself and only think about what I have to do on the pitch, in training, what the coach and my teammates ask me to do.”
Teenage Italy international
The Lombardy-native came through Atalanta‘s youth academy to make his debut as a 17-year-old in 2021 and his progression has shown little sign of slowing down, with Inter heavily linked with a move for him to replace Milan Skriniar.
A tall and elegant centre-back, Scalvini has proven himself capable of playing on the left side of a three-man defence, whilst his eye for a pass has been a significant factor in the interest in him from the Premier League and Bundesliga.
Scalvini has already broken into the Italian national team and has won four caps for the Azzurri, featuring in Roberto Mancini‘s most recent starting line-up for the Euro 2024 qualifier against Malta in March.