In a race against time, Atalanta is gearing up for a final bid to secure the services of Birmingham City’s emerging talent, Jordan James, according to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport. However, the Serie A side may find it challenging to meet Birmingham’s asking price, setting the stage for a tense conclusion to the transfer saga.
The Italian publication reports that Atalanta are set to table a last offer ranging between €6 million to €8 million for the 19-year-old Welsh midfielder, who has been a standout performer with six goals in 26 appearances in the English Championship this season.
With the clock ticking down to the end of the winter transfer window on February 1, the newspaper suggests that Atalanta are running out of time to strike a deal with Birmingham City. The report underscores the urgency surrounding negotiations between the two clubs.
Despite Atalanta’s willingness to make a final push, Gazzetta emphasizes that City have set a valuation of €10 million for James, a figure that Atalanta appears reluctant to match in the current transfer window. The standoff on the transfer fee raises doubts about whether the clubs will manage to reach an agreement before the deadline.