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Atalanta join race for Super Eagles-eligible teen wonder




I Nerazzurri are the latest to be linked with a move for the Hellas Verona-owned wing-back

Serie A side Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio are keen on signing young Italian-Nigerian wing-back Destiny Udogie when the summer transfer window opens, says Italian transfer news-focused publication, Calcio Mercato.

Udogie is enjoying an excellent maiden season in the Italian top-flight after his breakthrough at the Hellas Verona academy.

The 19-year-old, currently on loan at Udinese, has already made 23 Serie A appearances, providing two goals and an assist.

Some of the highlights of the youngster’s campaign include netting the equaliser for the Little Zebras in the 1-1 draw against AC Milan at the San Siro and hitting the target in the 2-1 win over Sampdoria last weekend.

Udogie’s speed, physical strength, and ability to create are impressive for a teenager, with Juventus reportedly interested in taking him to Turin in the summer.

It will, however, not be a smooth ride to Udogie’s signature for the Old Ladies as Atalanta have now thrown their hat in the race.

The Black and Blues are noted for their endless energy and attacking vibe and Super Eagles-eligible Udogie is believed to be a perfect fit for manager Gian Piero Gasperini’s style of play.

Udinese are obligated to sign the youngster permanently in June, but the Bianconeri are open to letting him move on to any team that meets their 15 million euro asking price.

Udogie has played for Italy at every level of youth football from the under-16 to the under-21, but he is yet to feature for the senior team, making him eligible for the Super Eagles.

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