Atalanta purchase Demiral, but Newcastle United remain interested

Merih Demiral

Merih Demiral hit back at reports Atalanta weren’t going to buy him outright from Juventus, but now they have activated the option, he could still move on to Newcastle United.

The centre-back spent this season in Bergamo on loan with an option to buy for €23m.

At first, it was rumoured Atalanta would not take up the option and instead allow him to return to Turin.

However, today the club announced it had bought Demiral outright with rumours it was for €20m at a slight discount.

The Turkey international used the confirmation to hit back at reporter Romeo Agresti, who had stated Atalanta would leave him to Juve.

However, the suggestions persist that Demiral won’t be wearing the Atalanta jersey in the 2022-23 campaign, as he continues to court interest from the Premier League.

In particular, Newcastle United could go for Demiral as an alternative to Sven Botman, as the Lille defender remains determined to join Milan instead.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are also options for Demiral to be sold on at a profit at circa €25-30m.

5 Comments on “Atalanta purchase Demiral, but Newcastle United remain interested”

  1. Atalanta are no fools and will sell him on for more money like Romero. Once again PhD Max’s club have been fooled into taking the money. They will not reinvest the money in a quality center back. Instead, like De Sciglio Rugani gets a promotion and they will have 3 men in defence. One is not a leader, the Dutch Phil Jones is a handball gift and Rugani will be eaten alive by Lukaku, Lautaro and Dybala. Gatti hype will evaporate and I bet PhD Max sends him back to Serie b.

  2. lol and Lord is living rent free in everyone’s woke triggered mind. At first I thought he was just hating on Juve, but over the last year he has been right on the money with everything. Everyone thought that with Allegri’s return that they will win. Look how that turned out. This season nothing is changing and more excuses will arrive in droves.

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