Atalanta had another tremendous season under Gian Piero Gasperini and finished third in Serie A. This achievement was rewarded with qualification for the 2019/20 Champions League. Over the last few years, Atalanta have seen their best players leave every summer as bigger clubs have come circling over Bergamo. Now, however, Atalanta look likely to push on by trying to keep the likes of Alejandro Gómez, Duván Zapata, and Josip Iličić whilst adding quality to the squad. This can be seen in the purchase of Luis Muriel from Sevilla. This tactical analysis scout report will look at what the Colombian brings to the squad and how he will fit into Gasperini’s tactics.
Tactical analysis: Luis Muriel’s style of play
Luis Muriel is a proper attacker in the sense that he can do everything. He scores goals from distance, he scores smart shots in the box, he scores magical individual goals and he can create goals for his teammates. Aside from being one of the best finishers in Serie A, Muriel brings a devastating threat on the counter-attack and excellent link-up play. Now, let’s look at what he can do.
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