‘Okoli Has Grown, Ready For Serie A Action’ –Atalanta Captain, Toloi


Atalanta defender and captain, Rafael Toloi, believes Italian-born Nigerian defender Caleb Okoli has developed well and is ready for the Serie A action for the club in the new season.

The 21 year old Okoli, a centre-back, joined the Atalanta academy in 2015.


He was loaned to SPAL in the 2019/20 season in the Serie B and he spent last season with Cremonese also in the Serie B,although Cremonese have been promoted to the Serie A this season.

Okoli has since joined up with the rest of Atalanta senior squad. He was impressive in Atalanta’s preseason friendlies against Valencia and Newcastle United.


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Chris Wood’s penalty gave Newcastle United a 1-0 win over Atalanta. Valencia defeated Atalanta 2-1 with Hugo Duro scoring a brace, while Ederson scored Atalanta’s consolatory goal.

In an interview with Tuttoatalanta.com Toloi assesed Okoli’s growth and readiness to play in Serie A.

“He is very…

Source: Complete Sports