Atalanta to Sign Danish Prodigy, Ponder Big Flank Swing

Gian Piero Gasperini is getting the pure center-forward he was clamoring for. Atalanta have brokered a deal with Sturm Graz for Rasmus Hojlund. The prospect reached Bergamo earlier today. La Dea will pay €17M to acquire him, Tuttomercatoweb reports.

The 19-year-old burst onto the scenes in Copenhagen and continued to blossom in Austria. He has gotten off to a very fast start this season. He has already bagged six goals and provided three assists in eight appearances. The Orobici bested Club Brugge to sign him.

Atalanta will add Hojlund to their frontline amid the uncertainty surrounding Ruslan Malinovskyi. Luis Muriel’s position isn’t very secure either, but he hasn’t garnered much interest lately. The teams that were after him early on have already filled their attacks.

The Bergamaschi might not be done reshaping their roster to make it younger. According to TuttoSport, they have set their sights on Borna Sosa. He has been highly productive in Bundesliga in the past 2 seasons, registering 18 assists in 54 appearances. The Nerazzurri tendered €12M plus add-ons, while Stuttgart asked for €20M.

They would put pedal to the medal if Hans Hateboer left. He could reunite with Remo Freuler at Nottingham Forest. Instead, they have relented for Paolo Azzi, who’s closer to Spezia. They wish to add a center-back as well, given José-Luis Palomino’s suspension and Berat Djimsiti’s injury. Nice’s Flavius Daniliuc is an option, but he has many suitors in Serie A.

Our Take on Atalanta Adding Hojlund

The gaffer is getting his wish, although he might have preferred a more established option. With Duvan Zapata seemingly staying, he will have time to adjust and grow. Sosa would be a great signing and finally a worthy heir to Robin Gosens.

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