Atletico Madrid want Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata?

    Atletico Madrid manager apparently wishes to bring Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata to the Spanish capital, however Atalanta’s EUR50m asking price is showing to be a problem.

    Atletico Madrid are apparently interested in Atalanta BC forward Duvan Zapata

    The Colombia international has delighted in a respected couple of years with La Dea and already boasts 5 goals and 4 assists from 8 appearances in all competitions this season.

    Zapata allegedly gathered interest from Italian champions Juventus last summer, and the 29-year-old is stated to be bring in the attention of another leading European side following his efficiencies in an Atalanta t-shirt.

    According to Calciomercato, Atletico boss Diego Simeone has taken a taste to Zapata and is keen for the forward to make the switch to the Wanda Metropolitano, however Atalanta will drive a hard deal.

    Certainly, the report recommends that the Serie A powerhouses will decline anything less than EUR50m (₤ 45.1 m) – a fee which Atletico are not ready to hand over at this minute in time.

    Zapata is under contract at Atalanta up until 2023, where he has accumulated 52 goals in 88 games since showing up from Napoli – at first on loan – in 2018.

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