Atalanta to Reject Liverpool Interest in Dutch Maestro

Liverpool have reportedly laid their eyes on Teun Koopmeiners, but Atalanta have no intention of letting him go in January. Rumors from England suggest the Reds are keen on the player and have gotten in touch with his entourage.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, La Dea fully plans to keep ahold of him in the current window. The Dutchman has been one of their main linchpins. He has logged 4 goals and 2 assists in 16 seasonal appearances. They acquired him for €14M from AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2021. He won over Gian Piero Gasperini pretty quickly, eventually leading to the departure of Remo Freuler.

Per Bergamo News, the deal would be more feasible in the summer, but Liverpool would have to lodge an irresistible offer to convince Atalanta to sell Koopmeiners. The Reds were one of the sides they competed with to acquire him two summers ago.

While the midfielder is likely to stay put, a different Orobici player could move to England soon. Pierluigi Gollini has fallen out of favor during his loan spell at Fiorentina. He could join Wolverhampton.

Our Take on Liverpool and Koopmeiners

La Dea probably envisions him as a building block for the future, but it’s hard when an elite team comes calling. They have been very judicious in deciding whom to sell in the past. He’d be one of their most difficult players to replace. It’ll be interesting to see whether the takeover by American tycoon Stephen Pagliuca will allow them to resist offers for their cornerstones going forward.

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