Giaccherini agent hints at Atalanta move

Serie A

Napoli's Emanuele Giaccherini could join Atalanta this month, according to his agent.

The midfielder has struggled for regular action since joining the Partenopei from Sunderland in the summer of 2016, playing just 60 minutes this season.

A move away from the Stadio San Paolo is expected in January and Giaccherini’s agent, Furio Valcareggi, has revealed he almost joined Fiorentina in the summer.

Valcareggi says there has been a “misunderstanding” between his player and the club and has suggested Atalanta could be ready to give his career a fresh start.

“He’ll definitely leave Napoli,” he told Premium Sport. “We were happy at Napoli, but there was a misunderstanding about his role and he has barely played since Euro 2016.

“Emanuele is still in good shape, he hasn’t lost a shred of his usefulness and he’s still very much being considered in January. Atalanta like him a lot, but I haven’t had contact with them.”