Thursday April 8 2021
Atalanta 'hold on tight' to Muriel

Atalanta director Luca Percassi assures transfer rumours over Luis Muriel are futile. ‘He’s an extraordinary talent and we’re holding on tight.’

The Colombia international is in the form of his life, scoring 22 goals with nine assists in 38 competitive matches for La Dea so far this season.

It saw him linked with the likes of Inter, Juventus and Chelsea, but turning 30 next week, he’s very much at home in Bergamo.

“All that’s real is that Muriel is an extraordinary talent and we are holding on tight to him,” Percassi told Bergamo TV.

“The objective for next season is without doubt to strengthen the squad so that we can be even more competitive.”

Atalanta are currently fourth in Serie A, but are just two points behind Milan in second.

They are aiming to secure Champions League qualification for the third year running.