Italian Football

Atalanta and Their Fans Have Classy Send-off for Ilicic

Josip Ilic and Atalanta mutually agreed to separate on deadline day. The striker will have the opportunity to sign for another team in the next few weeks. The veteran greeted the fans before Thursday’s victory over Torino.

talk to me sky After that, in a sign that he will not retire.

“I don’t know what my future will be yet. I’m going to take some time to think, and I have to think about my family and myself. My goal is to keep doing what I can do, which is to play football. I’m a free agent now. We’ll see. I think I still have something left.” In the tank. I am ready for anything and I hope to find a team in Italy, which is my second home. We will see if the opportunity materializes.”

Ilicic is leaving Atalanta after five years, playing a key role in their rise to the top with 60 goals and 44 assists in 173 appearances. The 34-year-old was not involved in the pre-season as he was no longer part of the plans.

Despite the rumors, in dia He didn’t have any offensive exits on deadline day. Ruslan Malinovsky remained in place because Olympique de Marseille did not meet the requested price, market transfer reports. Leicester City made a late bid for Jeremy Boga, who did not make the match-day squad list against Torino because he was distracted. However, he ended up rejecting the move, Sportitalia mentioned.

Our position on Ilic leaving Atalanta

It’s the end of an era, but it’s good to see teams honor key elements from so long ago. Gian Piero Gasperini may not have considered more departures to make the front line more manageable. They have an embarrassment of riches and great variety now, but it would be hard to please everyone.

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