Atalanta Searching for Buyers to Sell Veteran Forward

Atalanta should keep ahold of Duvan Zapata following the injury of El Bilal Tourè, while Luis Muriel could depart anyway. The Orobici walked away from the negotiation with Roma, which are signing Sardar Azmoun instead. The powerhouse has drawn interest, but not yet an offer, from Fulham.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the 32-year-old is poised for a last-minute farewell. Monza are keen, but they’d need some help with the wages. The escape route might come from abroad. He has been at the club since 2019 and racked up 159 appearances and 62 goals.

Muriel was pushed down the offensive pecking order at Atalanta following the signings of Charles De Ketelaere and Gianluca Scamacca. He was linked to Roma as well, but the arrival of Azmoun remove them from contention.

Touré underwent surgery in Barcelona to repair a torn insertion of the rectus femoris tendon in the right thigh. He’s expected to be out for three-to-four months.

Our Take on Atalanta and Muriel

It’s likely either/or between the two Colombians. He already lost a ton of minutes due to the emergence of Ademola Lookman. Despite the cups, they’d be wise not to have an overly large frontline to keep everybody happy and engaged. However, Roma and Inter have addressed their needs, and other big teams aren’t in the picture, so he’ll have to settle for a step down.

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