AZ Ace Midfielder Urges Atalanta and Roma to Improve Bids to Sign Him

Teun Koopmeiners wants to leave and invited his suitors to step up their efforts to acquire him. Atalanta and Roma have been tracking the midfielder in recent weeks. However, they have not been able to come to terms with AZ. He is also on the radar of a couple of foreign teams.

The Dutch international voiced his frustration: “I thought everything would go smoother. A lot is going on in my head right now, and it is pretty stressful. If the move did not materialize before the opening match, I would have to perform well for my team and play as much as possible. I understand that people believe I have long bid my farewell. However, in this post-COVID scenario, the transfer is really through only when you put pen-to-paper. It is suboptimal, but I am calm because I am in a good spot. I do not necessarily want to leave AZ at all costs. The talks with other clubs are ongoing.”

According to Alfredo Pedullà, Atalanta are high on Koopmeiners, but they are dealing with other pressing matters. They are currently in the lead and will raise their offer once completing their defensive moves. Roma have rekindled their interest since they missed out on Granit Xhaka. They last talked to his agents a few weeks ago. The Giallorossi are willing to offer up to €18M to convince AZ, but it might not be enough to buy him, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. The 23-year-old midfielder scored 15 goals and provided 5 assists last season.