Atalanta snap up Vugrinec
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Although the news has yet to be officially rubber-stamped, it is understood that there are only a few minor details to iron out before the Croatian international changes clubs.
Gianpaolo Bellini is expected to move in the opposite direction after failing to find a way into the Atalanta first team on a regular basis.
It had seemed as though Vugrinec had no intention of leaving Lecce because he wanted to wait until the end of the season before making a decision over his future, as he would have been able to take advantage of the Bosman Ruling by negotiating his own transfer.
After the 27-year-old recovered from injury recently, it was claimed coach Delio Rossi was ordered not to select the striker.
Faced with the prospect of remaining on the bench, Vugrinec has opted to accept a three-and-a-half-year deal in Bergamo.