Italy star Nicolo Zaniolo trashes talk of Lazio move

Italy and Aston Villa star Nicolo Zaniolo has denied the possibility of him moving to Lazio in the summer.

Zaniolo is currently on loan at Villa from Galatasaray and the Premier League side will not sign him permanently amidst disappointing performances since his arrival. In recent weeks, the ex-Roma man has been linked with a move to Lazio.

But Zaniolo has now denied that talk, saying that he would never want to join the Biancocelesti as he loves Roma too much to make that move. He spoke to Corriere dello Sport about his career and his future and described joining Lazio as ‘unthinkable’ for himself.

“I don’t know anything. But anyway I want to be honest: for what Roma represented for me and also out of respect for the Lazio fans, it would be an unthinkable situation.”

He went on to state that he misses Italy but also stated that it is upto the clubs to define his future, while also expressing his gratitude for Monchi.

“What if I miss Italy? Oh sure, a lot. Friends, family, my son. But now it’s up to the clubs to define my future: the card belongs to Galatasaray. In the meantime, let me say that I am grateful to Monchi for still betting on me after signing me from Roma when I was 19.”

In recent weeks, Milan and Fiorentina have also been linked with the Italy international, whose Roma exit was rather acrimonious.




Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN




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