Atalanta won the Europa League and are now planning for next season in the Champions League, preparing their bid for Birmingham City midfielder Jordan James.

La Dea dominated Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in Dublin to lift their first ever UEFA trophy and showed the world precisely what this small club is capable of.

With coach Gian Piero Gasperini expected to meet with President Antonio Percassi today, their gaze turns to the future and already there are plans for their transfer strategy.

James on Atalanta radar

Atalanta had been eyeing James for over a year already, but Birmingham City’s relegation brings down the asking price from the original €10m.

La Gazzetta dello Sport are now confident they can get a deal done this summer.

James will not turn 20 until July 2, but already has 10 senior caps for Wales.

A Birmingham City youth product, his contract runs to June 2025 with option to extend for one more year.

He has no Premier League experience, but that will not concern Atalanta or Gasperini.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *