Atalanta List Foursome to Bolster Left Wing-Back Role

Atalanta will be in the market for a new wing-back in January. They currently have six on the squad, but they plot to trim their corps and improve them quality-wise. They will aim for a lefty since most of their current options are right-footed.

As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, La Dea have shortlisted Verona’s Josh Doig, CSKA Moscow’s Bakhtior Zaynutdinov, and Sporting CP’s Matheus Reis. They continue to track Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa, whom they tried to acquire in the summer, L’Eco di Bergamo reports. They ultimately signed the cheaper Brandon Soppy.

Atalanta are expected to be very active in the wing-back position in January. Matteo Ruggeri and Nadir Zortea will likely depart on loan. They are both on Salernitana’s crosshairs, where they spent last season. Juventus are eyeing Joakim Maehle. Davide Zappacosta needs some more time to recover from the thigh injuries that have plagued him so far.

Doig joined Verona from Hibernian last summer and has been one of their few bright spots, tallying two goals and two assists in nine appearances. Zaynutdinov is an attacker that turned into a flank specialist. Instead, Reis is the oldest of the trio and would be the most sure-fire addition, but he’s more defensive-minded.

Our Take on Atalanta Seeking a Wing-Back

Hindsight is 20/20, but the Robin Gosens deal has been terrible for all parties involved. The Bergamaschi are still reeling from it, and he’s been very disappointing at Inter. Sosa would be the safest bet, but it depends on how much they can spend and his other possible destinations. Doig hasn’t played a ton due to a calf strain, but his early showings were extremely promising. Verona are always willing to register a profit.

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