Nicolo Zaniolo to Aston Villa transfer latest as fresh twist emerges
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Italy attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.
Concerns… midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. Claudio Villa)
Aston Villa are reportedly still negotiating with Galatasaray over a loan for Nicolo Zaniolo following concerns over his physical condition.
The Italy international had a medical at the club this week ahead of his move to Villa Park on a season-long loan. Villa identified the 24-year-old as a successor to Emi Buendia after he sustained a serious knee injury in training.
According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Villa are said to have “doubts” over Zaniolo’ physical condition, however. Although he is understood to have passed the medical, Zaniolo has sustained several injuries in recent seasons.
Due to his “high risk of muscle injuries,” Villa are said to be negotiating with Galatasaray “different contractual conditions”. These are likely to be “linked to payments” in case something occurs following the players move to the Premier League.
It adds that the midfielder is “not yet officially” a Villa player, but says a decision is expected to be made “in the next few hours”.
Zaniolo could be set to reunite with Villa’s president of football operations Monchi, who signed him for Roma back in 2018.
Birmingham Live will bring you an update from Unai Emery’s pre-match press-conference this afternoon.