Midfielder Palasic officially tells Chelsea he wants summer transfer deal wrapped up!
Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic has opened up and admitted that he is hoping that Atalanta activate the buy-out clause in his contract
Pasalic moved to Stamford Bridge in 2014 from Hajduk Split after impressing the Blues scouts with some of his performances, but has yet to make a single appearance for the club having spent much of his time out on-loan to the likes of Elche, Monaco, Milan and Spartak Moscow.
The 25-year-old joined Atalanta on an initial season-long loan in 2018 and helped Gian Piero Gasperini’s side to qualify for this season’s Champions League before agreeing to move to Lombardy for a second season last summer having signed a new contract until 2022.
But having been settled with the Italians for the last few seasons, he has opened up and announced that he is hoping that the buy-out clause is activated by Atalanta and he seals a permanent move to Seria A at the end of the season, he told Dalmatinski Portal(via Google Translate): “I’ve been on loan for five or six years. I would love to finally settle my status. I’m great at Atalanta, this is the first club where I stayed for the second year in a row.
“We will see in the summer what will be. They have the right of redemption.
“It’s their decision [to exercise the €15m clause or not], so far I don’t know more than that. Every time I say it’s great for me here, I’d love to stay.”
We have already agreed a €40m (£33.6m) deal, potentially rising to €44m, with Ajax for the Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech, as the star will complete his transfer on 1 July, and if Atalanta do meet the buy-out clause of Pasalic, they will not stop his exit from the club.