Official: Salernitana sign Atalanta talent

Newly-promoted Salernitana have officially signed right-back Nadir Zortea from Atalanta, on loan with option to buy and counter-option.

The 22-year-old is a product of the Atalanta youth academy and has recently been on loan at Vicenza and Cremonese.

The versatile Italy Under-20 international can also play on the left or in a more advanced role as a wing-back.

Salernitana announced that they have signed Zortea on loan for one season, with an option to buy.

Atalanta retained a counter-option so they can bring him back to base next summer.

The two clubs are also in advanced negotiations that should bring left-back Matteo Ruggeri from Atalanta to Salernitana on loan.

He had been close to Reggina, but wanted to wait for the chance to play in Serie A.