Atalanta Mull Over Zaniolo Deal, Fiorentina in the Mix

Atalanta have taken an interest in Nicolò Zaniolo but, while it may not be too difficult to come to terms with Galatasaray, other aspects are slowing down the deal. Fiorentina are also on his tail and could overtake them if they acted swiftly, Tuttomercatoweb informed.

The Italian winger would need to agree to a pay cut, as he earns more than what La Dea is used to paying to it’s stars annually. In addition, he might not have the prominent role he’s looking for since the Bergamaschi bought out Charles De Ketelaere and plan to keep Ademola Lookman. They also have El Bilal Touré and Aleksey Miranchuk in those roles.

At this stage, there’s not much momentum about Atalanta signing Zaniolo, and Fiorentina could take exploit the overture. His wages are right on the edge of what they give their top players. Moreover, they have a makeweight who could entice Galatasaray, Sofyan Amrabat, potentially making the deal very affordable.

The former Roma star spent the past campaign at Aston Villa, failing to impress, although he showed well when called up by Italy.

Our Take on Zaniolo, Atalanta, and Fiorentina

The salary is indeed an issue as the Nerazzurri are very strict on that. Instead, nobody comes in with the chevron of a full-time starter in Bergamo, but he’ll have his chances to earn it. He’s not the cleanest fit for La Viola either as Nicolas Gonzalez is more effective on the right, but he can move around. They need to proceed with urgency as other sides, especially Juventus, might swoop in later on after taking care of more urgent matters.

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