Aston Villa have been told that it will cost £22m to bring Pierluigi Gollini back to the club this summer.
The Italian keeper was signed by Villa in 2016, becoming one of the first signings under Dr Tony Xia’s reign in charge of the Midlands club. Signed by fellow compatriot Roberto Di Matteo, Gollini’s Villa career unravelled after the former Chelsea man was sacked from his role as manager.
Steve Bruce’s arrival as Di Matteo’s replacement saw the keeper’s chances of first team football reduced further with Sam Johnstone arriving on loan from Manchester United in the January transfer window of 2017.
Gollini, who is now playing back in his homeland with Atalanta, has firmly established himself in the Serie A, having completed a permanent move to the club in 2018. Linked with a potential return to Villa Park through several media outlets in Italy, Villa have now reportedly been told that it would cost them £22m to sign their former goalkeeper.
Birmingham Mail report the said asking price for Gollini, although it has not been substantiated with any factual evidence.
Looking at the Italian keeper on closer inspection, Transfermarkt have him valued at £11.7m at the present time, so his actual value could be far less than what Atalanta are apparently seeking. Therefore, it seems very doubtful that Villa would stump up £22m for a goalkeeper, given that they have plenty of options in that department at the present time.
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