Atalanta plan to sign a high-caliber defender in January after missing out on Alessandro Buongiorno last summer and not using the budget afterward. Rafael Toloi and José Luis Palomino have missed a good chunk of the season due to muscular problems, leaving them short-handed.
According to Calciomercato, their ideal target would be Radu Dragusin. However, Genoa have every intention of keeping him in January. He has a €30M price tag and a few deep-pocketed suitors abroad. For instance, Tottenham, which just lost Cristian Romero to a serious injury.
Atalanta gathered intel on Josip Sutalo, who transferred from Dinamo Zagreb to Ajax for €20M in the past window. His price tag is a tad higher now, and he’s not used to playing in a three-man defense. Like other Serie A sides, they have been offered West Ham’s Thilo Kehrer but aren’t too enthused.
The latest name to pop up on their radar is Christian Mosquera, who’s blossoming at Valencia. He wouldn’t be cheap but not as expensive as other targets either. He has played 16 times so far in his first full-fledged season with the first team.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, La Dea inquired about Wout Faes, who has a €20M valuation despite Leicester City’s relegation. He wouldn’t mind transferring to a quality team ahead of Euro 2024.
Our Take on Atalanta Looking for a Defender
They definitely need another man, and they can go young, which is well within their style, since they have a few established options already.
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