He was also invited to Italy’s training camp in May 2022 by senior men’s team coach Roberto Mancini and is reportedly still being watched by the national team, which could further put the possibility of his turning out for the Super Eagles in jeopardy.
In the meantime, Okoli continues to make good of the chances he gets with the Orobici, which has drawn the attention of Galatasaray.
He is believed to cost around 20 million despite only getting nine starts in the 13 appearances he has made for the club to date.
They were hoping to get him to help them stay up but Atalanta blocked the move.
Rafael Toloi, Atalanta captain, echoed the team’s feelings towards Okoli at the beginning of the season.
The 31yearold centre back said of Okoli He is very strong physically.
The possibility of turning out for Italy may also make the 21yearold make the decision to leave the country of his birth for Turkey.
Meanwhile, Okoli’s teammate Ademola Lookman has picked up an injury that rules him out of Atalanta’s clash on Monday.
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini explained that Lookman picked up a small injury during training and will not be participating in the game.
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