Nicolo Zaniolo’s mother has stated that Roma did not treat her son fairly when they dropped him for games and then excluded him from their technical project.
Zaniolo had struggled to get a transfer away from Roma during the January transfer window and while he is now at Galatasaray, the Italian had initially refused to train with the club because he was seeking a transfer and was not in the right frame of mind to play.
Later, the player was excluded from the technical project as he refused a move to Bournemouth, who had an offer by Roma accepted.
Zaniolo’s mother spoke to Corriere dello Sport recently and she reveals that her son was unfairly treated. She stated: “They said he refused to play for Roma, that he is a traitor, they thought he was crazy without even telling about when he played with broken shoulder.
“There was no fairness towards him on the part of the club. Instead he was really not good. When, in January, he wasn’t called up against Fiorentina, it was weak. All the doctors found this to be the truth. I don’t know if it was flu or stress, but my son wasn’t well.”
Roma fans had unfurled banners against Zaniolo and had a gang of fans had also emerged outside his house in Rome, while threatening and abusing him. Later, Zaniolo went back to his home in La Spezia before moving to Galatasaray.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN