Confirmed: Liverpool miss out as Davide Zappacosta completes Torino switch

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Liverpool were linked with a move for Atalanta right-back Davide Zappacosta.

As confirmed by the club’s official website, Italian outfit Torino have completed a deal for Atalanta right-back Davide Zappacosta.

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.

According to a report in the Italian edition La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Reds launched a formal bid for Zappacosta and allegedly held talks with his agent over a potential Anfield switch.

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.

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