Wed 31 August 2022 | 20:46

Ilicic and Atalanta end contract by mutual consent

After a five-year spell with Atalanta, Josip Ilicic is looking for a new club following his departure from the Bergamo outfit.

Josip Ilicic

is given the green light to look for a new club as his contract was terminated by mutual consent on Wednesday.

The plyer joined


in 2017 from


and met the back of the net 60 times in 173 matches.

His game time became lessened in the last two years and he is looking for a new challenge elsewhere, with Hellas Verona keen on signing the Slovenia international.

A statement on Atalanta's official website said:

"Atalanta announce that the contract between the club and the player Josip Ilicic has been terminated by mutual agreement.

"He has enchanted Bergamo with his plays, his inventions and his pure class since 2017. He made us dream with his magic on the pitch and moved us with his sensitivity and humanity off it.

"His four goals at Valencia will forever remain a portrait of the champion Ilicic, while the noble gesture of donating the ball of that magical evening to Bergamo's Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital is a portrait of the man Josip.

"There would be goals and assists to list, but what these five seasons together have meant goes far beyond numbers.

"Now we part ways, but the memories and emotions will remain forever. Good luck, Professor and thanks for everything!"

source: SportMob

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