Now that the season is officially over in Europe, there are two sure activities: footballer vacations and agent meetings to seal deals with club owners.
That’s where everyone will be in the coming weeks, especially at Atalanta, which has had a disappointing season, without prominence in Calcio and without European competitions that allow them to get excited about the second half. We have to get to work right now.
According to rumours, the first thing would be to rejuvenate the payroll, allowing the departure of players who have been fundamental but who, if they do not leave now, will not report money… football does not allow you to get old without first leaving something in the cash register.
That is why they talk about Duván Zapata and Luis Muriel. In the first case, according to The Mirror, the striker could come to Newcastle in exchange for around 30 million euros.
In fact, according to L’Eco di Bergamo, his replacement is already in the process of being hired: “Atalanta is looking for a replacement for Zapata and there would already be a name. According to L’Eco di Bergamo, the Nerazzurri management has put The name of Assan Ceesay, from Zürich, is on his agenda. The Gambian forward has just had an exciting season, with 18 goals in 29 games. The player is also followed by other clubs such as Wolverhampton and Monaco,” says the source.
La Gazzetta dello Sport assured that he is in the Juventus folder together with Giacomo Raspadori, while AC Milan and Roma closely follow the evolution of these negotiations.
But in these movements, another Colombian enters the discussion: Jhon Janer Lucumí. According to L’Eco di Bergamo, he has returned to the radar due to the almost certain departure of Merih Demiral.
“The Nerazzurri would like to have little time to get to Jhon Lucumí. The Genk defender had already been associated with the Goddess a year ago and his name could return to today given the almost certain Merih Demiral in the Premier League. Lucumí’s valuation is only 5 million euros and the contract with Genk expires in a year.
We will have to wait for the evolution of the negotiations but it is a fact that Atalanta will not forget the Colombians.