Ventola returns to Italy
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nicola Ventola has left Crystal Palace to return to Italy with Atalanta.Nicola Ventola has left Crystal Palace to return to Italy with Atalanta.
Ventola endured a frustrating time at Palace last term with injury after arriving in the summer from Internazionale.
The 28-year-old was restricted to just three substitute appearances during his time at Palace.
Palace have decided to let the former Bologna man to leave on a free transfer as they prepare for life in The Championship.
It is second time Ventola has joined Atalanta after spending a season on loan at the Bergamo club in 2000/2001.
Ventola has signed a two-year deal with the relegated club and they hope he can spearhead a promotion charge back to Serie A next term.