Atalanta’s 14-goal striker Alejandro Gomez says AC Milan want to sign him

Atalanta’s 14-goal striker Alejandro Gomez says AC Milan want to sign him

Atalanta forward Alejandro Gomez has claims his former Catania boss Vincenzo Montella wants to sign him for AC Milan.

The 29-year-old has enjoyed a productive season in Serie A, helping the The Goddess reach next season’s Europa League, but would consider a transfer in the summer.

One interested party is Milan, who made contact in the winter, but Gomez wasn’t feeling a move at the time, and they don’t fit his requirement of playing Champions League football.

“I won’t talk about my next possible team, if I receive an offer, I’ll talk to the club about it, but if I leave here, it’s for the Champions League and a title,” he told Sky Italia, as reported by Football Italia.

“Montella? I have a great relationship with him. We worked well at Catania, he wanted me at Fiorentina and I know he wants me right now as well.

“But there’s no real contact, we’ve just talked. There was something with Milan in January, but I didn’t feel like leaving the Dea.

“The idea is to avoid the preliminaries, and to do that, we need to guarantee direct qualification for the Europa League.”

Who is Alejandro Gomez?

Nominally a winger, who is capable of playing as a deep-lying forward, Gomez joined Atalanta from Ukrainian outfit Metalist Kharkiv in September 2014 for a reported £4.25m.

He since gone on to make 98 first team appearances scoring 24 goals and creating a further 25, with all of those strikes coming in Serie A. This season alone he has 14 top-flight goals in addition to 10 assists, the joint-second highest total in the division.

A former Argentina under-20 international, where he managed two goals across 11 caps, Gomez has never made a single appearance for the senior team.

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As mentioned, Gomez previously worked alongside Montella at Catania during the 2011/12 season, where he played 35 times under the current Milan boss managing five goals in the process.

His current deal at Atalanta, which he signed in February 2016, expires in June 2020.