The Italian U21 international was heavily linked with a move away from Atalanta this summer, with Premier League outfit Liverpool listed as a potential destination.
In an interview with Football-Italia the 23-year-old spoke about the rumours, saying: “If an offer came in from a big club, I’d be eager to prove what I can do. It would be a dream to play in the Premier League.”
A potential switch to Liverpool, however, hasn’t materialised and instead Brendan Rodgers’ side have been pipped to his signature as Zappacosta heads to fellow Serie A side Torino.
What have Liverpool missed out on?
Zappacosta can be described as a marauding right-back, capable of contributing as an attacking option due to his previous role as a winger.
He has been capped 17 times with the Italian U21 side and featured heavily at the recent European Championship, including his nation’s impressive victory over England.
He would have represented a cheap option of Liverpool and a sound squad player, though following the signing of Nathaniel Clyne, one can only suggest that he was targeted as a possible alternative.