The striker made a good impression during his loan spell with Empoli, scoring 13 goals in 36 Serie A appearances for the Tuscans.
Pinamonti has been put up for sale this summer, the club hoping to raise circa €20m that can then be used to cover Romelu Lukaku’s return from Chelsea on loan.
Monza were desperate to make the deal stick, happy to pay the €20m, but the 23-year-old is not convinced he wants to join a side making their first foray into the top flight, even if they are run by former Milan chiefs Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani.
Now Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà points towards Atalanta as the next step for Pinamonti’s career, where Luis Muriel is on his way out.
— Alfredo Pedullà (@AlfredoPedulla) June 24, 2022