The future of Duván Zapata and Luis Fernando Muriel is only one: continue in Atalanta de Bergamo. The two Colombian forwards, who have a current contract with the Diosa, will not leave the team for next season, despite the fact that both had been linked with some teams in recent months. The directive of the Italian team has considered them non-transferable.
Antonio Percassi, president of the team, spoke at Eco di Bergamo about the future of Atalanta in the transfer market and assured that the first objective of the team is to sign a defender. Even, the Italian press spoke of the name of Colombian defender John Janer Lucumí, which is currently in the Genk of Belgium.
Regarding the club’s departures, the manager assured that hopes to continue counting on Duván Zapata and Luis Fernando Muriel for next season and together with Ruslan Malinovskyi, he considered them non-transferable, highlighting their power in attack. The Bergamo club again finished as the highest scorer in Italian football.
“We have been the best attack in Serie A for three years. And I would like to start over tomorrow to discover the future of Aleksei Miranchuk. For me they all remain: Luis Fernando Muriel, Duván Zapata, Ruslan Malinovskyi. Untransferable“, stated Antonio Percassi in the Italian newspaper.
The importance of Duván and Muriel in Atalanta
The pair of Colombian strikers was the third best in Serie A and made the top 10 of the main leagues in Europe. Luis Fernando Muriel, who was the third scorer in the Italian league, scored 26 goals and provided 11 assists in all competitions, while Duván Zapata converted 19 annotations and added 14 passes.
In the Italian league, 83.3% of the times that the Atlantician scored, Atalanta won. The winning percentage was higher for el Toro that 92.3% of the times he scored, the Bergamo team took all three points.
Currently the two forwards are in Barranquilla entering with the Colombian National Team that is preparing for the resumption of the South American Qualifiers to the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Their first challenge will be next Thursday, June 3 at 9:00 pm (Colombian time) when they visit Peru at the Monumental Stadium in Lima.