Newcastle would be behind Luis Muriel if the signing of Colombian Duván Zapata fails

These are not quiet hours in the offices of the Atalanta of Bergamo, due to the massive interest in several of his footballers from the squad, among them the Colombians Luis Fernando Muriel and Duván Zapata.

The team led by Gianpiero Gasperini is one week away from officially beginning its participation in a new season of the Italian Serie A. The ‘Dea’ will debut next Saturday, August 13, against the Sampdoria in the Luigi Ferraris.

But everything seems to indicate that the Lombard team will arrive at the game with the Colombian out. Louis Muriel, who is wanted by several clubs in Europe. The Juventus He is the favorite to take the ‘coffee grower’ after several weeks of interest, but the operation has not been closed, due to the demands of the ‘goddess’ who wants money and not an exchange of cards with the Italian Moses Kean.

The signing by the ‘Juve’ could vanish, since according to Tutto Mercatto, the born in Saint Thomas, Atlantic would be in the folder newcastle of the premier league, equipment that was acquired a few months ago by the sheikhs of Saudi Arabia and became the richest club in the world.


Muriel would have the hours counted in Atalanta after the interest of Newcastle. Photo: Twitter Luis Muriel

What the Italian newspaper comments in its edition this Saturday is that of fruits could land in the English club, which could meet Atalanta’s requests, about 15 million euros. “Interest of newcastle on louis muriel of Atalanta. newcastle look for an attacker immediately and there could be important contact today.”

The ‘magpies’ interest in the 31-year-old player is due to the difficulties of signing his compatriot Duvan Zapata, the favorite of the managers of the British team, to be the starting striker this season.

The Colombian is also on Juventus Turin's radar.  Photo: Twitter Luis Muriel

The Colombian is also on Juventus Turin’s radar. Photo: Twitter Luis Muriel

But the negotiations with the ‘Dea’ have not been carried out successfully, since the Italian team is seeking a sum close to 30 million euros for the Caleño, a figure that has scared the English. the track of Muriel it would be somewhat cheaper, because its market value is 15 million euros due to the fact that the contract with the bergamo expires June 30, 2023.

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