Gosens: ‘Thank you Atalanta, but Inter a possibility that comes only once’

by | Jan 27, 2022 20:32

Robin Gosens has chosen the Number 18 jersey at Inter and sent a sweet farewell message to Atalanta before explaining why he made the move to ‘continue the tradition of German success’ at San Siro.

The wing-back completed his transfer today on loan with obligation to buy for a reported €25m plus bonuses.

It’s a huge profit for Atalanta, who had signed him from Heracles Almelo in the summer of 2017 for just over €1m.

“Over four years have passed since I arrived at Atalanta as an unknown youngster,” wrote Gosens on Instagram.

“This club gave me the opportunity to play in Serie A and the confidence to grow as a player and above all as a man. From the first minute, I gave my all for this jersey and Bergamo will always be a special city for me and my family. I had incredible experiences here, found friends for life and my son was born here too!

“So thank you to the fans who supported me always, thank you to the teammates who helped me grow in every training session, thank you to the staff who put faith in me and thank you to the club who gave me the opportunity to play in a great league.

“However, in football there are possibilities that come along only once and this is why I am very happy to sign for Inter!

“I hope you appreciated my work and my effort. Ciao, Robin.”

After that, Gosens sat down with Inter TV to record a video interview and explain his feelings at this remarkable new experience.

“I am so proud, as I have arrived at one of the biggest clubs in Europe and can’t wait to get started. I spoke to the coach last night on a videocall, he explained what he expects from me and I told him some of my ideas, we really want to work together.”

He becomes the ninth German international to wear the Inter jersey, following in the footsteps of legends such as Andreas Brehme, Lothar Matthaus and Jurgen Klinsmann.

“German champions have written the history of this club and I hope to continue writing that history. I came here with great ambition and want to continue that tradition of Germans doing well at Inter.”

Newcastle United had also made an offer, but Gosens assured he “did not need to be convinced” to accept Inter and reunite with his former Atalanta teammate Alessandro Bastoni.


  1. InterFan75

    Number 18? Nice number. Welcome, RG18. 🥂😌

  2. Recoba

    Welcome Robin, you will write history for sure. 🖤💙

  3. Stam

    Big chance trolls will not be on this thread, so:

    Congrats again to Atalanta, Inter and (reluctantly) to Juve.

    All those teams have made great progress. Whats more important, nobody suffered and all found replacements for better deals.

    Even Torino just made a great transfer. Serie A is getting better!

    Shame it is ruined by bigots. New people interested in calcio will be joining this site to be met with ‘you were not born here plastic’ by rosario et al.

    If serie a wants to raise and stay on top, it needs to rebuild its image too. Better organisation is needed, same as concrete actions.

    Let League 1 be a lesson. It was close to leapfrog Italy at first least with broadcast rights, then they started to stop games because of incidents

    They have most talented players in Europe but still league will stay crap.

  4. Frankie

    Agree with you Stam. Keeping players like Vlahovic and Gosens in the Serie A is critical for the reputation of the league. I think Italian youth is getting better and better, but the missing piece is Serie A clubs giving young players more opportunity to play. As a Juve supporter I think it’s a crime against football to have Fagioli playing in the Serie B as just one example, when our midfield is poor. The other thing that needs to change is the stadium situation. Italian football will always be seen as second rate when stadiums are crumbling and decrepit. More clubs need to be allowed to build and own their own stadiums and increase their revenues. Italian football will really be flying if this is happens.

  5. Rian

    @Stam, Appreciate the encouraging words and respectful comments also in another articles. Rival but still healthy competition. Most fans are here to enjoy civilized discussion.

    Atalanta just make another smart signing, business as usual. Juve pull off major transfer coup eventhough I think they still haven’t address their main weakness in midfield.

    Milan stay true with their new recruitment policy, buy low cost talent and nurture them into good players. I prefer more ambitious Milan as serie-A fan but still their effort is admirable. Milan have managed to come this far, outplay Juve in the last game with much smaller budget and less fancied players.

  6. Solointer

    Credit to Gosens for choosing Inter because he could have easily go to another league and get more money. He will definitely make history with Inter just like previous Germany Inter legends.


    I was expecting low-cost Kostic but WOW!

    Best LWB/LM in the past 2 seasons of Serie A, this is incredible! Grazie don Beppe

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