Fiorentina Inquire about Nicolo Zaniolo amid speculation of Aston Villa exit


In a move signaling their intent for the upcoming transfer window, Serie A side Fiorentina has initiated inquiries regarding the availability of Galatasaray’s Nicolo Zaniolo, who is poised to depart Aston Villa at the culmination of the season.

Reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport shed light on the situation surrounding the Italian midfielder, who appears destined to bid adieu to Villa in the summer, thereby concluding his loan spell at the English club. Upon the conclusion of the season, Zaniolo is slated to return to Galatasaray, where he will deliberate on his future at the club.

While Zaniolo harbors a desire for a potential return to Roma, such a scenario seems increasingly unlikely. However, his yearning for a comeback to Italy remains palpable, with Fiorentina emerging as the frontrunners for his signature at present. The Florence-based outfit has taken the proactive step of seeking information on the winger’s availability, though they have refrained from tabling an official offer, opting instead to deliberate on their approach.

Navigating negotiations may present a challenge given Zaniolo’s contractual situation. With his current deal at Galatasaray extending until 2027, the Turkish club possesses the leverage to maintain lofty demands. Initial valuations could hover around €25 million, yet Fiorentina may explore alternative avenues such as securing Zaniolo on an initial loan agreement with the option for a permanent acquisition.

Crucially, Zaniolo’s wage demands are believed to align closely with the financial framework at Fiorentina, potentially smoothing the transition should a move materialize.


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