Atalanta Tracking Young Boys Starlet, Mull Requests

Atalanta had laid eyes on Aster Vranckx, but the Wolfsburg prospect is closer to Milan, and they have shortlisted Fabian Rieder as a fallback. The Young Boys starlet is also on Udinese and Torino’s radar for a late transfer.

As per Tuttomercatoweb, La Dea has received rave reviews on the 20-year-old from their scouts. He’s been a regular for 3 seasons already and has accumulated 84 caps, tallying 7 goals and 15 assists. The Bergamaschi plot to table a bid, but it will hinge on their other moves.

Atalanta would like to add a cheap defender on top of Rieder before deadline day, considering their troubles in the back. They could take a flier or Armando Izzo, whom Torino have frozen out. Despite Inter running interference, Borna Sosa is still a target should they sell Hans Hateboer. He might not be the only one to leave because Leicester City opened talks for Jeremie Boga and Olympique Marseille are after Ruslan Malinovskyi, but his price tag is high, RMC Sport relays.

La Dea recently spent €17M for Rasmus Hojlund and could continue to be busy down the stretch. They are benefitting from the delayed windfall of the Cristian Romero sale. Tottenham activated their €50M option to acquire him Tuesday.

Our Take on Atalanta Eyeing Rieder

They are already in a pretty good spot in the midfield, with Ederson joining this summer, Teun Koopmeiners ready for more responsibilities, and the always steady Morten De Roon. Plus, Mario Pasalic can play there more often since they are deep up front now. A top-notch addition on the left flank would be a game-changer, while one in the midfield would be just for depth purposes. But they might be able to pull off both.

Follow us on Google News for more updates on Serie A and Italian football