According to the Italian press, OM have inquired about Luis Muriel, the Colombian striker of Atalanta Bergamo, who has only one year left on his contract with the Dea.
Former Juventus Turin scout, Pablo Longoria knows Serie A very well and had recruited several players there last summer (Lirola, Ünder, Lopez). According to several Italian journalists, the president of OM is in the process of appointing Javier Ribalta to the post of sports director. A Spanish leader who also knows Italian football very well having been a scout for Torino, AC Milan, Novara and Juventus before becoming sporting director of Parma, which he has just left.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, transfer window journalist for Sky Italia, OM thus inquired with Atalanta Bergamo about the situation of their Colombian striker Luis Muriel, 31 years old and at the end of the contract in 2023. We do not know not yet where the discussions between the two clubs are, but the profile of the Colombian seems interesting for OM with a view to the Champions League.
Jorge Sampaoli has indeed demanded experience from its president and Luis Muriel, like Axel Witsel and Francis Coquelin in particular, has experience of high level and C1. Last season, Luis Muriel played 39 matches (including 10 European Cups) for 14 goals and 10 assists. The season before, the Colombian had done better by scoring 26 goals and providing 11 assists in 48 appearances.