Atalanta Fans Increasing Efforts to Convince Star Player to Stay

Atalanta stalwart Teun Koopmeiners is one of the most in-demand midfielders in Europe, let alone Serie A, heading into the summer. His departure looked like a foregone conclusion not long ago, but it’s no longer the case.

Following a report detailing how Gian Piero Gasperini urged Atalanta to keep hold of the Netherlands international during extension talks, there’s been another development on this front. According to Calciomercato, the Bergamo faithful have grown vocal about their hopes of seeing the 26-year-old in the Nerazzurri shirt next term.

Koopmeiners was Gasperini’s midfield cornerstone in Dublin as Atalanta knocked Bayer Leverkusen down from an unprecedented 51-game unbeaten streak with an overwhelming 3-0 win in the Europa League final. La Dea fans took advantage of the celebration party to show their love and admiration for the ex-AZ Alkmaar man.

Stay in Bergamo, stay in Bergamo,” was the loudest chant surrounding the team bus. Even Koopmeiner’s clubmate Hans Hateboer joined the chants, echoing the fans’ sentiments as they celebrated their historic victory.

Meanwhile, Koopmeiners remains radio-silent on his future at Atalanta. But after inspiring the Gewiss Stadium outfit to their maiden continental success, the Dutchman could still perform a U-turn on his decision to continue his rising career outside Bergamo.

Juventus and Liverpool are the two most realistic candidates to lure the left-footed star away from Atalanta. However, the latest actions taken by the club supporters could derail their chances of depriving Gasperini of his standout midfielder in the coming months.

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