Duvan Zapata is glad to be playing for his club Atalanta despite having been linked to Inter during the summer transfer window.

This according to La Dea’s CEO Umberto Marino, who spoke to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset before the Bergamo-based side’s Champions League clash with Villarreal yesterday.

Zapata had reportedly been a target of the Nerazzurri last month as they looked to bring in attacking reinforcements following the shock departure of Romelu Lukaku.

In the end, Roma’s Edin Dzeko and Lazio’s Joaquin Correa were the players brought in to strengthen the attack before the end of the window, but Zapata had been a serious consideration and the club had pursued him.

As Marino makes clear, however, the Colombian is glad to be where he is and is giving his all for the Bergamo-based side as they look to have another strong season rather than allowing his head to be turned by Inter.

“He is a vital asset for the club, he is happy to stay with us,” Marino made clear. “He is not alone, we have many strong players and we must show it tonight, playing with courage and pride.”