Zaniolo Reportedly Available at an Affordable Price

Nicolò Zaniolo won’t stay at Aston Villa, which won’t activate their option to buy. He will likely be on the move again in the summer. Galatasaray have set a €15M price tag for the winger, which might entice multiple Serie A teams, Calciomercato informs.

Villarreal have moved for him with the most conviction at this stage. The attacker hasn’t signed off yet. He wants to explore whether there’s a chance to return to Serie A first.

Fiorentina tested the waters for Zaniolo early in the summer. The winger is waiting for a call from Atalanta. Gian Piero Gasperini likes reclamation projects. He could become a real option if Atalanta didn’t keep Charles De Ketelaere.

The 24-year-old has also been offered to Juventus, which liked him in the past, Alfredo Pedullà informs. He appeared 40 times with Aston Villa in the most recent campaign, although mostly off the bench. He has scored three goals. They had a €22.5M conditioned obligation to buy, plus €15.5M potential add-ons. The conditions to trigger it weren’t met. Galatasaray signed him from Roma for €10M plus a convoluted re-sale clause.

Our Take on Zaniolo

He wouldn’t be the worst gamble if that were really his price tag was really that. Even though his career has been going south, the talent and the physical skills are there. The right coach could properly harness them. The Gasperini cure would only do him good. He’d make some sense also for Juventus, provided they have another reliable and effective alternative in the same role.

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