Juventus Keeping Tabs on How Zaniolo Fares in Turkey

Milan aren’t the only Serie A chasing after Nicolò Zaniolo, as Juventus, which pursued him in the past but not last summer, are monitoring his performances in Super Lig. The Bianconeri are currently in a holding pattern, given their legal troubles. Still, the ex-Roma talent would be on their shortlist if Angel Di Maria left, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The winger was granted the request to insert a release clause in his deal with the Cimbom. It will be €35M in the next window, then decrease over time.

Zaniolo spoke with the outlet during the weekend and hinted at his return to the Peninsula.

“Obviously, I can’t guarantee that I will stay in Turkey for the entirety of my five-year contract.”

Juventus plot to bring in more Italian players and Zaniolo would fit the strategy. In addition, they have a tight relationship with his agent Claudio Vigorelli. They would have to spend to acquire the attacker, but he would earn significantly less than Di Maria annually.

Despite his release clause, Italian clubs believe Galatasaray will be willing to negotiate a different fee, provided they turn in a profit compared to what they paid to get him from Roma. They disbursed €15M, plus a series of bonuses and add-ons.

Our Take on Zaniolo

It feels like he will come back sooner rather than later, but probably not next summer already. Everything concerning the Old Lady and their plans is up in the air. They surely like the player, but they might ultimately stand pat offensively if all their current forwards stayed and Federico Chiesa got fully healthy.

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