Another Chelsea star leaves club for good, signs for Serie A side after several seasons on loan

Another Chelsea star leaves club for good, signs for Serie A side after several seasons on loan, Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
  • Davide Zappacosta is offically now a player of Serie A club Atalanta after spending four years with Chelsea
  • The Italy international spent the last two seasons on loan with Serie A sides Roma and Genoa amid injury problems
  • The 29-year-old bidded farwell to fans on his social media handle as he looks to begin another chapter in his career

Davide Zappacosta has finally completed a permanent move to Serie A side Atalanta after a frustrating spell with Chelsea, Chelsea, Sky Sports.

The Italian wing-back moved to Stamford Bridge four seasons ago under Antonio Conte but failed to make an impression.

The 29-year-old spent the last two seasons on loan with Roma and Genoa and even endured a lengthy knee injury in the process.

Another Chelsea star leaves club for good, signs for Serie A club after several seasons on loan
Davide Zappacosta has said his final goodbyes to Chelsea as he joins Atalanta on a permanent deal. Photo Mathew Philips
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He made 52 appearances for the club in all competitions and won the FA Cup and Europa League during his time at Stamford Bridge

Zappacosta's return to the fold in the summer has seen the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James dominate the right-wing role as well as the emergence of Trevoh Chalobah.

Zappacosta's farewell message

The Italian said on his social media handle:

"Goodbye Chelsea, what an amazing journey! One FA Cup, one UEFA Cup, wearing this colour gives you a special emotion!
"Thank you for everything and best of luck for the future. Zap."

Following the departure of the Italian, French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayako has also been linked with a season-long loan move to AC Milan with an option of making the deal permanent.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Jules Kounde has reportedly agreed personal terms with Chelsea and an announcement is set to be made in the coming days, reports claim.

The France international will reportedly sign a five-year deal which is set to expire in 2026 for a fee around the region of £68million.

However, the Blues will have to reach an agreement with La Liga giants Sevilla regarding his release clause. also reported that Thomas Tuchel has been waxing lyrical about his new summer signing Romelu Lukaku after making a scoring debut in Chelsea colours, Mirror.

The Belgian striker opened his account for the season in the 14th minute in the 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates.

And the 28-year-old was a thorn in the flesh for Gunners defenders and midfielders as Lukaku's physical presence held them off on several occasions.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.