Atalanta See Attempt for Prodigal Moukouko Get Rebuffed

Atalanta have launched a late offensive for Yousouffa Moukouko, but it’s unlikely to be successful. La Dea has bid farewell to Duvan Zapata and is fielding offers for Luis Muriel. Therefore, they are in the hunt for one extra weapon.

According to Sky Deutschland (via FootballNews24), the Bergamaschi asked for the starlet on loan. His side just signed Niclas Fullkrug. The 18-year-old has 54 Bundesliga appearances and 75 across all competitions under his belt.

While Borussia Dortmund could potentially sign off on the deal with Atalanta if Moukouko requested, the player doesn’t seem enticed by it. Per Fabrizio Romano, the striker wants to stay put.

The Orobici onboarded three new attackers this summer, El Bilal Touré, Gianluca Scamacca, and Charles De Ketelaere. However, the former Almeria prodigy sustained a tendon tear in his thigh and will be out for months. Bologna inquired about Luis Muriel, but he’ll probably stay, Sky relays (via SOSFanta).

Per Tuttomercatoweb, the Orobici are leaning toward not meeting Verona’s increased demands for Isak Hien.

Our Take on Atalanta and Moukouko

He’d be a terrific addition, but it’s highly unlikely a deal of this magnitude could happen on loan, especially if the player isn’t pushing for it. Odds are the Nerazzurri will keep ahold of Muriel given the circumstances. However, Zapata staying would have made more sense from technical and tactical standpoints.

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