Gollini, who only joined Villa last summer from Hellas Verona, was Villa’s undisputed number one for a number of months. However, a string of mistakes that have cost Villa dearly seems to have to put pay to that status.
He has found himself sitting behind Mark Bunn in the pecking order, and the recent arrival of Sam Johnstone from Manchester United has added another obstacle between Gollini and the number 1 spot.
Atalanta, it is believed, want Gollini on loan until the end of the season, with the option of making the move a permanent one (for an undisclosed fee) should Gollini impress.
Whether or not the deal goes through, Gollini’s short time at Villa, for now at least, seems all but over.