The future of Atalanta striker Luis Muriel is still uncertain, with the Colombian footballer’s contract approaching its expiry. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, all options from an immediate departure to staying on the team are currently on the table.
This opens up a plethora of options for Atalanta in this transfer window and also for June. The decision on Muriel’s future will rely heavily on the demands of the player himself regarding the contract extension duration and his performance.
Muriel’s continued presence in the squad potentially benefits Atalanta, given Head Coach Gasperini’s need for forward options amidst the varying conditions of his teammates. This includes players such as Scamacca, De Ketelaere, Miranchuk and Lookman who is away in the Africa Cup of Nations. However, despite Muriel’s strong rapport with Atalanta, his future will largely depend on his contract requirements.
The Italian newspaper further suggests that while Atalanta is open to letting the Colombian international leave in June, an immediate January exit is also possible provided there is a significant offer on the table. However, everything ultimately hinges upon the contract requirements set forth by Muriel and his display of skills on the pitch.