Despite La Dea suffering a disappointing campaign within the Serie A under Gasperini, the Colombian international seems to be unfazed as he managed to maintain a great course of form, amassing a total of eight goals and providing seven assists in 25 domestic league appearances.
With the 31 year-old striker’s contract set to expire in the summer of 2023, it could be very much so that Muriel will seek to end his three year stay in Bergamo in order to feature in European football next season as Gasperini’s side currently sit in eight place with three games remaining.
As per reports from Rai Italia, the “Special One” is keeping his tabs open as he is eager to acquire the well-documented forward in order to bolster his squad ahead of next year’s campaign. The club officials strongly believe that they can obtain Muriel for a fee well below his €25M market evaluation as Atalanta would want to avoid losing one of their most significant players on a free transfer later on throughout the upcoming season.
The Giallorossi currently lack strong depth within the striker position as Mourinho only possesses Tammy Abraham and Eldor Shomurodov within his hand of cards. As a result, the Portuguese tactician is keen on signing Muriel in order to improve his current squad’s productivity within the final third of the pitch.