Zaniolo prioritizes Atalanta move over Fiorentina


Nicolò Zaniolo has set his sights on a move to Atalanta, as the Italian club emerges as the frontrunner in the race for his signature. The 24-year-old attacking midfielder, currently contracted to Galatasaray, has given priority to the Bergamo-based team, signaling his desire to return to Serie A.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Atalanta now faces the task of reaching an agreement with Galatasaray for the transfer. The two clubs are reportedly close to finalizing a deal, with only about a million euros separating their valuations. Atalanta is pushing to secure Zaniolo’s services on a loan with an obligation to buy, subject to certain conditions.

The Italian international’s preference for Atalanta comes after a challenging season on loan at Aston Villa, where he struggled to make a significant impact. Zaniolo’s return to Italy has been a priority for the player, who has previously expressed his desire to play in Serie A again.

While Fiorentina had also shown interest in Zaniolo, they now appear to be second in line for his signature. The player’s decision to prioritize Atalanta has put the Viola’s pursuit on hold.

As negotiations continue, both Zaniolo and Atalanta are optimistic about reaching a positive conclusion. The potential move could provide Zaniolo with an opportunity to revitalize his career in familiar surroundings, while Atalanta would gain a versatile attacking option for the upcoming season.


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