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Napoli surprisingly linked with Galatasaray’s Nicolo Zaniolo

Napoli has set its sights on Nicolo Zaniolo, the dynamic forward currently making waves at Aston Villa. Zaniolo, an Italian national, is presently honing his skills at Villa Park on a loan spell from Galatasaray.

Over the course of the ongoing season, Nicolo Zaniolo has been a consistent presence on the pitch for Aston Villa, featuring in a total of 35 matches and netting three goals in the process.

Furthermore, Zaniolo has showcased his talent on the international stage, representing Italy in 19 appearances and notching up two goals for his country.

Nicolo Zaniolo
Nicolo Zaniolo

According to reports from Sky Italia, Napoli is ramping up its efforts to secure the services of Zaniolo, signaling a potential transfer move in the pipeline.

In addition to their pursuit of Zaniolo, Napoli is actively engaged in negotiations with Juventus to bring Giovanni Manna into the fold as their new sporting director. The potential arrival of Manna could tilt the scales in Napoli’s favor in the race to acquire Zaniolo’s signature. It is believed that Manna holds a strong admiration for Zaniolo’s abilities, which could bolster Napoli’s chances of landing the player. Zaniolo remains tied to Galatasaray until the summer of 2027.

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The interest from Napoli underscores Zaniolo’s growing reputation as a sought-after talent in the footballing world. His performances for both club and country have not gone unnoticed, with several top clubs vying for his signature.

For Aston Villa, the potential departure of Zaniolo would represent a significant loss, given his contributions to the team’s attacking prowess. However, the allure of joining a club like Napoli could prove enticing for the young forward as he seeks to further his career at the highest level.


As negotiations unfold and speculation mounts, the footballing world will be eagerly anticipating developments regarding Zaniolo’s future. Should Napoli succeed in their pursuit, it would mark a significant coup for the Serie A outfit, adding a versatile and dynamic talent to their ranks.

Meanwhile, for Zaniolo himself, the prospect of a move to Napoli could present an exciting new chapter in his career, offering him the opportunity to showcase his skills on a grand stage and compete for top honors in domestic and European competitions.

As the transfer saga unfolds, all eyes will be on Napoli and Zaniolo as they navigate the intricacies of the modern football market in pursuit of their respective ambitions.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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