“Papu” Gomez will stay with Atalanta

ROME, ITALY - MAY 14: Alejandro Gomez of Atalanta BC attends the Tim Cup Final press conference at Stadio Olimpico on May 14, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images for Lega Serie A)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 14: Alejandro Gomez of Atalanta BC attends the Tim Cup Final press conference at Stadio Olimpico on May 14, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images for Lega Serie A)

The team’s star has been under Lazio’s radar for a while, but he says he wants to continue playing with his club next season.

Atalanta star Alejandro “Papu” Gomez has been under Lazio’s radar for his great performances in the Italian Lega Seria A club.

But today, he spoke at Stadio Olimpico to be clear and say he doesn’t plan to leave his team in the foreseen future.

“I know there was a great interest in Lazio for me, but it didn’t affect me,” he was quoted by Calcio Mercato.

“I have always said that with Atalanta competitive at great levels, as we are doing this year, I would have stayed without even discussing it.”

ROME, ITALY - MAY 15: SS Lazio head coach Simone Inzaghi celebrates victory after he TIM Cup Final match between Atalanta BC and SS Lazio at Stadio Olimpico on May 15, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

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The Lazio manager has been successful this season taking the team to the eighth place in the table and winning the Coppa Italia.

He continued: “I’ve been in Bergamo for five years, I don’t know if I can consider myself a flag like De Rossi in Rome, for example.”

“I know I am important for the team and for my team-mates.”

“These years we have all grown together, and this makes me proud and happy for the contribution I have been able to make to reach the goals we have set ourselves, like going to the Europa League,” he said.

“Bringing this joy and joy to the Bergamo public really makes us happy.”

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