Atalanta and Torino Deal Goes Backward and Forward

The multi-player deal orchestrated by Atalanta and Torino is unlikely to go through in its entirety, but pieces of it are. The two clubs and the Granata reached an agreement for the transfer of Duvan Zapata and Brandon Soppy. Instead, Alessandro Buongiorno turned down the move to La Dea, Sky informs.

Unless the Bergamaschi reneged on the accord following the turn of events, the Colombian striker will move for a €7M fee plus €3M add-ons. He’ll ink a three-year contract. Instead, the young wingback will switch sides on a simple loan.

Atalanta and Torino concurred on a €25M valuation for Buongiorno. However, the center-back ultimately decided to stay put after talking with coach Ivan Juric and his family due to his bond with the side, DAZN’s Orazio Accomando relays.

It remains to be seen whether that will cause La Dea to stiffen up on the whole operation. They still intend to bolster their rearguard with a newcomer and turned their attention toward Hien, Gianluca Di Marzio informs. If they signed him, Caleb Okoli would join Frosinone on loan. They’d reintegrate Aleksej Miranchuk to replenish their frontline.

Our Take on Atalanta, Torino, Buongiorno, and Zapata

If nothing changes, it’ll be a great outcome for the Granata, which will purchase a more proven player than usual without losing a beloved linchpin. The Bergamaschi won’t have problems finding a quality center-back at those sums.

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