Nicolo Zaniolo will not stay at Galatasaray for long as he will join AC Milan in the summer.
Galatasaray was successful in acquiring the services of Zaniolo from Roma for €15 million. On February 8, the agreement received official notice. It is due to the fact that the Turkish transfer window does not close until early March.
The 23-year-old signed a four and a half year contract with the Istanbul club. But it appears that his long-term future will not be in the Süper Lig. Therefore, he has now plans for him to return to Serie A.
Zaniolo “may join the Italian giant Milan at the end of the season.”
There is a certain amount of certainty in their declaration, even though nothing else about the potential deal’s terms is mentioned.
Prior to the Italian national joining Galatasaray, Milan frequently came up. But they were unable to come to terms with Roma. The summer, however, could bring new opportunities for Zaniolo, who scored in his debut (a friendly against Alanyaspor).
Nicolo Zaniolo likely to make move from Galatasaray to Milan
AC Milan is still keeping interest in Nicolo Zaniolo after failing to sign him during the January transfer window.
Zaniolo’s agent Claudio Vigorelli told Relevo: “He was on Barcelona’s list, I confirm it, they liked him, but it was not a feasible operation for economic reasons.”
“There were other opportunities in Italy and the Premier League in January, as you know, Milan and Bournemouth.”
He said that despite his search, they enthusiastically reacts to Galatasaray’s call.
Galatasaray paid Galatasaray €16.5 million for him, plus €13 million in bonuses linked to team athletic accomplishments and personal goals. Additionally, they include a variable future resale share for Roma that depends on the final sale price of Zaniolo.
The Italian forward signed a contract worth €3.5 million net per season plus bonuses until June 2027. He feels at home in Turkey despite only being a starter for seven games.
Galatasaray currently leads the Super Lig with 70 points, three more than Fenerbahçe and five more than Besiktas, whom they defeated 3-1 this weekend. In Turkey, a team must win the league in order to be eligible for the Champions League, and if they don’t, Zaniolo may ask to leave.
Paolo Maldini texted Zaniolo before leaving for Turkey, thanking him for waiting for Milan by rejecting Bournemouth.
Milan will carefully consider whether to pay the €35 million release clause in his contract with Galatasaray, while the Rossoneri’s qualification (or lack thereof) for the next Champions League will be crucial.