It’s being reported this evening that Italian side Atalanta have now enacted the buy-clause they held on Pierluigi Gollini.
Despite the 23-year-old only making 13 appearances for the club in his 18 month spell out with them, it had earlier been reported that they were interested in taking him on a permanent basis and it was pretty much music to Villa fans ears as the move was far from a success from the point of view of either party.
Gianlucadimarzio are this evening reported that the deal is now done.
The buy-clause they report stands at 4.3million Euros and he has now signed a new long-term deal with the side, keeping him at the Serie A club until the summer of 2023.
There’s no confirmation at this stage from Aston Villa directly, nor from Atalanta that I can see, but it was expected it would only be a matter of time as Gollini wanted to return to Italy permanently to work with an Italian goalkeeping coach and he never sounded that enamoured about returning to B6 and fighting for his place, so once confirmed best for everybody really.
Another tiny chunk of money to chip away at our current issue as well.