After being in exquisite form throughout the season, Italian Club Atalanta confirmed deals of Mario Pasalic and Simone Muratore ahead of the upcoming transfer window. They thought these deals will be helpful for the upcoming season. The official announcements were made in the official club website and Twitter.
Among the Atalanta confirmed deals, the first is that they will make the loan deal of Mario Pasalic permanent after they have reached an agreement with his parent club, Chelsea for about 15 million euros.
Since signing for Chelsea 6 years back, Pasalic has spent his career at the club out on loan. He has spent a year at Elche, Monaco, Milan and Spartak Moscow which has strengthened his experience throughout Europe. Since joining Atlanta on a two-year spell, He developed under the guidance of the manager Gasperini. He generally plays as a centre midfielder but can also play as a defensive midfielder. He played 76 matches for the club. The Croatian scored 15 goals and provided 13 assists for them.
Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini has not hesitated to appreciate the contribution of the Croatian for his team. He thinks that Pasalic has developed himself very much and has made himself a reliable member of the first team.
“Pasalic has this extraordinary ability to time his run and ghost behind defenders to get into scoring positions. He has scored several goals this season and has become very reliable as a midfielder too, as last season he had more difficulty, but is now absolutely reliable for us.”Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta manager
The two deals also include the signing of Simon Muratore from Juventus. The club has confirmed some hours ago that they have bought the central midfielder of Juventus under-23 team for about 6.3 million pounds.
Muratore has played for Juventus under-23 team in the Serie C-A league which is the third tier of the Italian league. He has played 54 matches for Juventus under-23 side, scored 3goals and provided 4 assists. He also won the Serie C-A one time. He also made two senior debuts for Juventus.
Muratore himself is very much excited to work with manager Gasperini as he thinks the Italian can help him to achieve his goals.
“Atalanta represents a great opportunity for me. I intend to give my best to repay the trust that the company has shown in having me. What Atalanta is doing in the championship and Europe is there for all to see, I’m really happy to be able to wear this shirt. Now I can’t wait to start working with Mr Gasperini and my new companions “.Simone Muratore on Atalanta.
Atalanta has amazed everybody with their playing style as Gasperini’s side is currently at 4th in Serie A with 57 points, 11 more than 5th placed Roma and just 4 behind 3rd placed Inter Milan. Their attacking football is a joy to watch for everybody as they have scored the most goals (80) in 2019-20 Serie A season. Along with this Atalanta has made 51 assists which is also most in this season in the league. They also qualified for the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League beating Valencia 8-4 on aggregate. The fact that Atalanta confirmed deals for these players indicates they mean business for the upcoming season in Europe.
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