Atalanta Sell Freuler, Ponder Offers for Malinovskyi

Remo Freuler has completed his transfer to Nottingham Forest, and he might not be the only Atalanta staple on his way out, as Ruslan Malinovskyi is facing an uncertain future too. La Dea and the Swiss midfielder caved once the Reds raised their initial proposal. Gian Piero Gasperini implied that the stalwart wanted to play in the Premier League.

As per Tuttomercatoweb, the talisman joined the Tricky Trees for a €9M fee plus €3M add-ons. He left Bergamo after six years, where he collected 259 appearances. The gaffer suggested that they won’t necessarily replace him. Giorgio Scalvini will transition to such role, plus they had already made some additions.

While Freuler finalized his transfer, Malinovskyi is mulling over his future, as the Atalanta gaffer stated before the Sampdoria game.

“We have to be open to any scenario until the window is ongoing. We hear rumors and receive requests every day. There could be sudden situations. He’s done well for two years, and he’s very strong, but he’s not a striker. I need players with different traits there.”

Nottingham Forest are eyeing a double swoop from the Orobici, but their €15M proposal was turned down. In addition, they are in advanced talks to sign Houssem Aouar from Olympique Lyon. They aren’t the only team tracking the Ukrainian international, who is generating interest primarily in England, the publication adds. The Nerazzurri want €20/22M for him.

Our Take on Atalanta Selling Freuler and Potentially Malinovskyi

The veteran leaving is natural progression, the bid was solid for a 30-year-old, and they have youngsters waiting in the wings. The departure of the latter, who has stopped short of becoming a star, would lead to a different, faster and more direct, tactical approach.

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