Zaniolo: “I miss Italy, Interest from Fiorentina is pleasing”


Galatasaray winger Nicolò Zaniolo admits that he misses Italy and hopes to return to Serie A this summer. Speaking in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, the young talent opened up about the injury that will prevent him from participating in Euro 2024, his future, and his thoughts on Paulo Fonseca:

“My morale is a bit low,” admitted the 24-year-old. “I believed in it, I wanted to be there (at Euro 2024) at all costs. But now, I’ll work even harder to make it to the World Cup, that’s my new goal.”

Thoughts on Returning to Italy

Discussing his future, Zaniolo touched upon the possibility of returning to Italy. “Chances of coming back to Italy? I don’t know how many there are. I’ve read about Fiorentina’s interest, and it makes me happy, but it’s too early to know where I’ll play. I miss Italy, but anything is possible today.”

Praise for Paulo Fonseca

Zaniolo also spoke highly of Paulo Fonseca, the main candidate for the AC Milan coaching position. “He’s a great coach and a very good person, honest. He likes offensive football and speaks his mind, which isn’t a given. He was meticulous in training and maintained a calm environment. Let’s not forget that with Roma, he reached the Europa League semi-finals, defeating Braga, Shakhtar, and Ajax.”

Milan and Market Rumors

On the subject of AC Milan, Zaniolo revealed an interesting tidbit about potential transfers. “There was definitely something, some talks and meetings, but in the end, nothing came of it.”



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