Leicester City Reportedly Eyeing Atalanta Winger Boga

Jeremie Boga hasn’t been able to establish himself as a starter, even though Atalanta paid a pretty penny to sign him as Sassuolo. La Dea considered selling him in the summer when they received an offer from Leicester City. They ultimately didn’t, hoping he would turn things around. That hasn’t been the case. His departure will be a topic of conversation again in January, Calciomercato informs.

The pacey attacker has played just 57 minutes through 4 appearances so far. He’s been highly impacted by the arrival of Ademola Lookman. The newcomer has similar traits but has proven to be much more effective in the box. His first half-campaign in Bergamo wasn’t inspiring either, considering the delayed start because of African Cup of Nations and a couple of injuries.

Atalanta paid €22M to acquire Boga from Sassuolo last January. Even if they found a new home for him in the wealthy Premier League, at Leicester City or elsewhere, they would be unlikely to recoup their investment. Therefore, an initial loan spell, with an option or obligation to buy, is more likely, if they decide to cut bait.

The 25-year-old will try to win over the gaffer in practice during the World Cup break. However, they have had success so far with an offensive trident that features one speedy forward, a pure striker, and a tactical no.10.

Our Take on Atalanta and Boga

Gasperini takes no prisoners if somebody isn’t up to snuff in his mind, no matter the price tag. In reality, he was already declining at Sassuolo. His previous season and a half before leaving were nothing to rave about. They’ll be lucky to find somebody willing to spend a decent sum for him at this point.

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