Juventus make first offer to Atalanta for Koopmeiners


According to reports from Italia, Juventus have  made an offer to Atalanta for their talented Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners. Calciomercato report that the Bianconeri are wasting no time in the transfer market, already working to build a top-level competitive squad for supposed new coach Thiago Motta. Closing the gap with Inter in just one transfer windowwill be a challenging mission, but director Cristiano Giuntoli has a clear strategy on where to intervene.

Calciomercato report that the recent season, culminating in Atalanta’s Europa League triumph, also marked Koopmeiners’ definitive breakthrough. Today, the Dutch international is a versatile player, capable of playing both as a defensive midfielder and an attacking midfielder. Additionally, he has a knack for scoring, having netted 12 goals in the league and 3 in the Coppa Italia. Juventus have now made their first offer for the player: €40 million as a base fee plus €5 million in bonuses. However, Atalanta is firm on their valuation of €60 million.

It appears that Juventus will need to engage in further negotiations to reach an agreement with Atalanta. Cristiano Giuntoli is considering the possibility of including one or more players in the deal. One potential makeweight could be Dean Huijsen, a talented Dutch defender born in 2005, who has caught the interest of the Percassi family, owners of Atalanta.


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