Atalanta complete signings of Castagne from Genk and Pessina from Milan

Atalanta complete signings of Castagne from Genk and Pessina from Milan

Atalanta have confirmed the signings of Timothy Castagne and Matteo Pessina from Genk and AC Milan respectively.

Belgium youth international full-back Castagne was linked with a move to Nice but Atalanta have beat the Ligue 1 side to meet the 21-year-old’s reported release clause of €6 million.

Meanwhile, Pessina has joined from Serie A rivals Milan as part of the deal which saw Andrea Conti move in the opposite direction.

Pessina in action at the 2017 under-20 World Cup earlier this summer.

The Italy under-20 international joins Atalanta as part of a €24m package which saw Conti move to the San Siro.

However, the 20-year-old defender Pessina could be immediately loaned out to Serie B side Spezia, according to Football Italia.