Nicolo Zaniolo agrees €20m Galatasaray transfer

February 7, 2023
Nicolo Zaniolo is reportedly set to complete a permanent move from Roma to Galatasaray.
Nicolo Zaniolo set to move to Turkey

Nicolo Zaniolo is likely to complete a permanent transfer from AS Roma to Galatasaray. He made decision after receiving public criticism from Jose Mourinho.

While Nicolo Zaniolo got links from Premier League clubs like Tottenham and Bournemouth in January, Roma manager Jose Mourinho announced Zaniolo’s wish to leave the club. Prior to playing Napoli in Serie A, the Portuguese manager expressed his anger by saying, “Unfortunately, Zaniolo seems to be staying,” and he added that he only worries about “players who want to perform well for this club.”

Zaniolo was able to leave Roma since the Turkish window is still open till February 8th. The decision benefits both sides because the Italian club allegedly threatened to cut the player from the team if he continued to play at Stadio Olimpico.

The 23-year-old will attempt to finish his contract and medical requirements as soon as possible so that he may participate in Galatasaray’s upcoming Super Lig match against Gaziantep. Roma will go to Leece on Saturday in order to carry on with Serie A as usual.

Nicolo Zaniolo to Galatasaray?

It’s worth noting that Roma have stated that they will not accept any offers for Zaniolo that are less than Bournemouth’s €30 million valuation; with the Turkish transfer window closing on Wednesday, will Tiago Pinto be able to drive Zaniolo’s price up to that valuation, or will he acquiesce simply to get something for the player?

We’ll have more to say about this transfer tale as it progresses, but for for, consider this phrase from F. Scott Fitzgerald: “Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.” Roma undoubtedly found a hero in Nicol Zaniolo; the culmination of his tragedy, at least in the city of Rome, may now be nearing.