Zaniolo Set to Leave Galatasaray to Join Aston Villa

Niccolò Zaniolo is headed to the Premier League, more precisely at Aston Villa, which defeated Zenit in the race to capture him from Galatasaray. He departs Turkey after just seven months. The Cimbom had acquired him for €15M from Roma in February.

According to Alfredo Pedullà, the attacker will take the medicals Wednesday. He’ll transfer on a €4M loan with a €20M option to buy and €7M easily attainable bonuses. Some conditions would automatically make the transfer permanent if met next season.

Zaniolo is on the move again after rehabbing his reputation at Galatasaray following a messy divorce with Roma. He featured in 12 matches, scoring 5 goals and assisting once, and contributed to winning the Super Lig. Director Monchi was the main proponent of the deal. He was in the Italian capital when they brought him in a swap with Radja Nainggolan.

The 24-year-old revealed his Juventus fandom earlier in the summer. While the Bianconeri were interested in the past, they have been busier selling players than making additions lately. Roma will have to wait to cash in on their resale clause.

Our Take on Zaniolo to Aston Villa

It’s a great opportunity for him, and he should fit in well in the Premier League as he’s more physical than an average winger, provided he stays healthy. Considering the terms, it would have been worth a shot for a few Italian sides.

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