Atalanta Bracing for Robin Gosens Departure as More Teams Join Race

Atalanta would like to confirm all their linchpins but are preparing for the departure of Robin Gosens. The fullback has continued to log elite numbers this season and is drawing a ton of interest. He was previously linked to Juventus and Manchester City, but also Atletico Madrid are pursuing him, Tuttomercatoweb reports.

Moreover, the German international has openly stated that he would like to play in his home country. While his preferred club Schalke 04 will not be an option as it is headed for relegation, Eintracht Frankfurt could be a viable destination. They are likely to qualify for Champions League and might cash in on their current starter Filip Kostic, who is being followed by few Premier League sides.

In his book, Gosens recounted that he was about to join Schalke in 2019: “It was all set and I would have achieved my dream of playing in Bundesliga, for the team I root for, and especially of going back to Germany. However, Atalanta refused to sell me.”

The Bergamaschi are trying to drum up a bidding war and have slapped a €40M for him. They are considering some in-house replacements in case he left. Arkadiusz Reca and Raoul Bellanova have fared well while on loan at Crotone and Pescara. Hans Hateboer could move to the left flank since Joakim Maehle has quickly established himself after joining from Genk. They have also scouted Monza’s Brazilian fullback Carlos Augusto on multiple occasions, reports.