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OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Juventus sell Simone Muratore to Atalanta

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The longstanding business relationship between Juventus and Atalanta strikes again.

Juventus v US Lecce - Serie A Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images

Simone Muratore hasn’t gotten much playing time on the senior level at Juventus. He has, however, been a name we know about, especially in the last few weeks with so many senior squad players injured and a handful of Juventus Under-23 team members being called up by Maurizio Sarri to fill the void and provide cover just in case something major happened.

Just a couple of days after making his Serie A debut with Juventus, he will head out on a new adventure. And it comes at a club that has about as good of a reputation for developing young and under-the-radar talent as anybody in the entire country as well as Europe.

Both Juventus and Atalanta announced on Monday that Muratore is off to Bergamo, a deal that was reported throughout the Italian press late last week. Atalanta has paid Juventus €7 million to acquire the 22-year-old Italian midfielder, who made his senior level debut with the Italian champions back on December as a substitute against Bayer Leverkusen.

The details of the deal, courtesy of Juventus’ official website:

Turin, 29 June 2020 - Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that an agreement with Atalanta B.C. S.p.A. for the definitive disposal of the registration rights of the player Simone Muratore has been reached for a consideration of € 7 million payable in four financial years. The economic effect is positive for about € 6.8 million, net of auxiliary expenses.

Not a bad little profit for a player who has spent the past two seasons with Juve’s Under-23 team in Serie C. Muratore, who was part of the Under-23 squad that won the Serie C Coppa Italia this past weekend, had been a part of Juve’s youth system since 2013.