Atalanta Sign Ederson, Weigh Additions on the Flanks

Atalanta overcame the difficulties in the talks with the player’s entourage and Salernitana and finalized the acquisition of Ederson Wednesday. The deal seemed to have hit a roadblock, the point that the Granata director Morgan De Sanctis had announced that he would stay. But the parties managed to smooth things over.

As per L’Eco Di Bergamo, the Brazilian midfielder joined for a €21M package that includes Matteo Lovato, who went the other way with a €7M evaluation. The 23-year-old arrived in Italy from Corinthians last January in a €6.5M move. He tallied 15 appearances, scoring twice. He replaces Matteo Pessina in the role, who formally joined Monza.

Instead, the former Verona defender failed to impress Gian Piero Gasperini in his six months with them. He left permanently following a six-month loan spell at Cagliari. After securing Ederson, Atalanta are now searching for new options on the wings, Tuttomercatoweb informs. Hans Hateboer and Joakim Maehle are not certain to stay. In addition, Pezzella was not retained from Parma, and Davide Zappacosta suffered a serious thigh injury at the start of camp that will sideline him in the first few matches.

Specifically, La Dea is eyeing Empoli’s Fabiano Parisi and Andrea Cambiaso. The latter could join on loan once Juventus buy him from Genoa. The Azzurri might be temporary landing spot for Marco Carnesecchi if Guglielmo Vicario left.

Our Take on Atalanta Purchasing Ederson

It took some serious negotiating, but it is a quality acquisition for the Bergamaschi. They are getting a gritty and well-rounded contributor that complements well their other options. The Tuscan side has long been preparing for the departure of their starlet. They signed Liberato Cacace in January and Tyronne Ebuehi recently. He is wildly talented offensively and could really wreak havoc as a wingback.