Not for the the first time this summer, Nuno Tavares has been linked with a move to Atalanta.
The Serie A side’s head of recruitment, Lee Congerton, has had a long-standing interest in the 22 year old, going back to his time at Leicester City, and it looks as if the Italian side may well be in pole position to strike a deal this summer.
Nuno Tavares deal. Negotiations with OM are off since last week, news of deal progressing were ‘wide of mark’. Atalanta are still interested in signing him on loan, talks on. 🔴🇵🇹 #AFC
Brighton asked for conditions but Atalanta are leading the race and pushing this week. pic.twitter.com/RL8BHXVJfC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 22, 2022
The arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko could well open the door for Nuno’s departure, with a season long loan mooted for the former Benfica man.
Clearly there is now a need to start trimming the squad, something Mikel Arteta was unequivocal about earlier in the week, and Tavares is certainly one of the leading candidates for a departure – especially in light of the arrival of another player for the left-back position.