Inter and Juventus Eyeing Atalanta Struggling Newcomer

Atalanta have enjoyed a great start to the season, but not all their summer purchases have paid off. While Ademola Lookman has quickly become a weapon, Ederson hasn’t found his footing at his new club. The Bergamaschi invested €25M to sign him from Salernitana, a €15M fee net plus Matteo Lovato.

As per La Repubblica, Inter and Juventus tracked the player in the past, and they remain keen in case La Dea were to consider a quick sale. The Brazilian returned to the starting XI after three consecutive bench appearances last week versus Empoli, but only because Marten De Roon was hurt.

Gian Piero Gasperini personally requested Ederson in the summer and gave him minutes once he recovered from an early thigh injury. However, he went back to Mario Pasalic relatively quickly. The midfielder is reportedly unhappy with the situation, and a few clubs are snooping around.

It’s unlikely he’ll transfer in January, but a big offer might change the scenario, the publication informs. Juventus might consider acting early, as Adrien Rabiot is on an expiring contract and far from certain to re-up. Instead, Inter are thin in the role, and they could dangle Roberto Gagliardini as a makeweight.

Our Take on Ederson

It’s odd that he hasn’t panned out since he played great in a much more challenging situation last season. Gasperini is peculiar, and not everybody fits his requests. The problem is that the 23-year-old is a pure box-to-box, so not diligent enough for a holding position or sufficiently offensive-minded to play as no.10 in their 3-4-2-1. It’s probably just a matter of time until he learns the ropes. Still, Atalanta have a strong rapport with both suitors and aren’t new to arranging convoluted deals.

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