Atalanta Prepared to Cut Down Their Squad in January

Gian Piero Gasperini publicly lamented before the break that Atalanta are stuck in a limbo between the old guard and the youngsters they added recently. The coach met with the new American co-owner Stephen Pagliuca in Boston in November to clear the air. After a solid start to the season, La Dea concluded the year with four losses in the last five matches.

According to La Repubblica, the brass is ready to give in to the coach’s request to trim the roster by partying ways with previous staples. For instance, Luis Muriel and Merih Demiral complained with the gaffer when they were replaced early against Inter.

The Atalanta management aim to sell at least three of four players in January. Ruslan Malinovskyi and Jeremie Boga have fallen out of favor and are for sale. Fiorentina are keen on the former, Tottenham on the latter.

Demiral and Berat Djimsiti are expendable since José-Luis Palomino completed his suspension. The Turk has suitors in England and could fetch a considerable sum. With Davide Zappacosta returning from injury and Brandon Soppy and Matteo Ruggeri needing more playing time, one between Joakim Maehle and Hans Hateboer is on his way out.

Our Take on Atalanta

The last window was hectic considering the early start, and they couldn’t complete their vision. They injected fresh resources but also retained too many veterans. It’s not a problem of will but rather an economic one. They are set to offload good players with robust valuations, and suitors will try to exploit the situation to obtain favorable terms.

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