Nottingham Forest are in the race to try and sign Alessandro Buongiorno from Torino this summer. The Reds aren’t alone in this race, however, with Bournemouth also in the mix for the central defender.

According to Calciomercato, the Reds are keen to bolster their backline this summer. Now, they’ve identified the 23-year-old as someone who can come in and do a job.

Forest Buongiorno
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The defender has risen through the ranks in Turin. He’s made 76 appearances for the club in total with 36 of those coming during the 2022/23 campaign.

Despite his tender years, Buongiorno has captained the team this season on eight occasions. It’s a role that he’s relished and clearly, he has a bright future ahead of him.

Torino are now aware that Premier League interest has emerged in their player. As a result, they’re trying to offer Buongiorno a new deal that with his current deal set to run until 2025.

The Italian scored once and claimed two assists during 2022/23. The majority of his football has come as a centre-back, although he can play as a left-back.

Forest have a requirement for a central defender. Felipe and Moussa Niakhate have been the partnership of late; with Joe Worrall, Scott McKenna and Willy Boly also at the club.

Forest to try and sign Buongiorno and he could be ideal

The defender could prove to be an ideal player for the Reds to target. His eight yellow cards this season perhaps showcase that he’s not afraid to put a tackle in.

That number of cards sticks him above Joe Worrall on the discipline table. The club captain has been booked more than any other player in the Forest ranks this season.

Forest Buongiorno
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Buongiorno could prove to be a very useful signing. He’d lower the average age of the squad and that should definitely be one thing that the Reds look to do this summer.

Forest should be able to fight off Bournemouth in this race. The Reds will have considerable clout again with overseas players this summer and Buongiorno would surely welcome a move to the City Ground.

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