Becao would be great tbh. He's a solid, Serie A defender, still only 27 and would not be particularly expensive.
As I mentioned in the horrendous FIF whatsapp chat, I would infinitely prefer to take whatever money we're planning to waste on de Vrij and Smalling and spend it on Becao instead.
Just on this topic, I frequently criticise the management for targeting 34 year old, free agent trash like Mkhitaryan and Smalling. I genuinely believe it to be a fair criticism because I believe there's a better path. The counter argument I often hear is that we don't have money for top players and top prospects, as if there isn't bargains and plenty of opportunities elsewhere.
People act like there's nothing in between the Smalling's and Scalvini's. Becao is a perfect "in-between" given our financial status, and there are plenty like him. Don't ask me who they are - I can name a handful but I'm not the dickhead being paid hundreds of thousands of euros to scout them as a full time job.