To gain some first team experience, the young goalkeeper was loaned out to Serie C1 side Sambenedettese in the 2006–07 season. The following season, he was loaned to Serie B side Rimini. After a successful loan spell there, he returned to Atalanta and acquired the number 1 shirt.
Consigli received his first call up to the Italian U21's on August 15, 2006 for a friendly match against Croatia. Consigli was selected by Pierluigi Casiraghi in the Italy U-21 squad for Euro 2007. After that competition he became the first choice in the goal for the U-21 Italy team. Consigli will be eligible for the U-21s until the end of the Euro 2009 finals.