The Bianconeri are reportedly ready to purchase three of Atalanta’s key players.
Juventus and Atalanta could soon close the transfers of Franck Kessiè, Mattia Caldara and Roberto Gagliardini, a deal worth €75 million according to Goal’s Manuele Baiocchini.
This deal would be a major coup for the future of Juventus as a whole. It’s a very rare occurrence when three highly rated youngsters burst onto the scene at the same time, but it does explain Atalanta’s meteoric rise in 2016.
The two clubs have a very long business relationship which has primarily seen players and cash exchanged over the years.
Filippo Inzaghi, Tacchinardi and Montero are only a few of the names who’ve made the trip from Bergamo to Torino to play with Juventus. The same could be done with Kessié, Caldara and Gagliardini in January.
According to Baiocchini, the proposed figure for the 3 players is close to €75 million for the complete package. It’s a long term investment considering the ages of the players. The trio ranges from 19-22 years of age.
There are motives between the two clubs to close the deal before the start of the January transfer window. Other clubs are interested in the other players individually such as Milan on Gagliardini, Napoli on Caldara and about half of Europe on Kessié. But Juve are so far the only ones offering a package deal worth €25 million per player, there’s also reports that Rolando Mondragora would be heading the opposite direction to Atalanta as well.
Juve are famous for stockpiling youth, and it’s cases like this where it comes in handy. Sporting Director Giuseppe Marotta could further entice his Atalanta counterpart by offering not only a significant amount of cash, but also promising youngsters from the J-Academy as well.