Barcelona have reportedly established contact with Atalanta over a possible move for Robin Gosens in the summer transfer window.
According to a report by German outlet Sport1, Barcelona have stepped up their efforts to sign Robin Gosens in the summer transfer window. However, the German international, valued at €35 million by Atalanta, is keen on a switch to the Bundesliga.
Robin Gosens has spent his entire senior club footballing career away from Germany, having broken out at Vitesse Arnhem before representing two other Dutch clubs – FC Dordrecht and Heracles Almelo. The next destination in his career has been Italy, with the 26-year-old flourishing to a great extent under the tutelage of Gian Piero Gasperini at Atalanta.
2020/21 was a season to remember for Gosens, who produced a scintillating tally of 12 goals and 8 assists in 44 appearances across all competitions. His progress has helped him become a full-fledged German international while also capturing the attention of some of the biggest clubs in the world, including Barcelona.
Barcelona’s interest in Gosens makes a lot of sense, considering Junior Firpo has failed to impress one bit during his two-year stint with the Blaugrana while Jordi Alba is on the wrong side of 30, meaning a succession plan will need to be laid down soon.
In addition, Alba has also been linked with a shock move to Atletico Madrid. If the Spanish international does end up making the switch to the Wanda Metropolitano, Barcelona will need to sign a first-choice left-back, which is where Gosens comes into the picture.
In the most recent system employed by Ronald Koeman, Gosens will fit in seamlessly, bringing a lot of creativity and goals to the table. However, Barcelona will need to shell out around €35 million to land the 26-year-old German international, who is keen on a switch to the Bundesliga instead.
However, a move to the German top-flight appears to be out of the question as things stand, as per the report by Sport1. Meanwhile, Atalanta are banking on Gosens to continue impressing for Germany to see his price tag skyrocket further, with performances like the one against Portugal helping his current employers even more.
For now, his valuation remains at around €35 million, and it remains to be seen if Barcelona are prepared to fork out such a sum to land Gosens in the summer transfer window. It will also be interesting to see whether any Bundesliga club emerges in the player’s pursuit to spice things up further.