Friday January 17 2020
Official: Atalanta buy Duvan Zapata

Atalanta have announced that they’ve taken up their option to sign Duvan Zapata on a permanent basis from Sampdoria for a total €26m.

The Colombia international had joined Atalanta on a two-year loan in the summer of 2018 at a cost of €14m with option to buy for another €12m.

He scored 35 goals in 49 competitive games, despite missing the last three months with a serious thigh injury.

This morning, La Dea announced they had activated the option and would be making him a permanent signing.

“I am very happy,” Duvan Zapata told the club website.

“First of all, I want to thank Atalanta for this latest show of confidence in me. I’ve been welcomed so well in Bergamo since the first day, we are building something important here and can achieve great things together.”