Milan Clause Hindering Torino and Monza Efforts for Pessina

Atalanta attacker Matteo Pessina has garnered interest from two Serie A clubs – one of them newly promoted. The Euro 2020 winner sees his Nerazzurri contract expire only in the summer of 2025, and with three full seasons still under his deal, Atalanta are in pole position to demand a worthy asking price.

Latest reports from Sky indicate that Torino coach Ivan Juric has earmarked the 25-year-old as one of his main targets. The duo worked together for one season at Hellas Verona, in 2019/20, and the Croat tactician is reportedly a fan of the playmaker’s abilities in the final third. Pessina managed to score 7 goals in 35 games for the Gialloblu that season on loan from Bergamo.

The other club eager to lure him away is newly-promoted Monza, who will be playing their first-ever Serie A season in 109 years. Incidentally, Pessina is a youth academy graduate of the Biancorossi – his hometown club. They would even like to make him the team captain in what is touted to be a historic debut top-flight campaign.


However, there is a hunch. His previous club Milan, who he never featured for, are entitled to 50 percent of a future resale by Atalanta – a favorable clause included by then Rossoneri sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli. The clause will be removed once he reaches 100 appearances for the Bergamo outfit, but he is presently four short at 96 caps across three seasons.

The aforementioned scenario might persuade La Dea to keep hold of him at least until the 2023 January transfer window, as they value the attacking talent at around the €20M mark.