Aston Villa advancing talks to sign Nicolo Zaniolo

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Aston Villa are hoping to sign 24-year-old Italian international midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo from Galatasaray this summer.

According to Calciomercato.It, Aston Villa are now advancing talks to sign Nicolo Zaniolo from Galatasaray. The 24-year-old playmaker is valued at €35 million, with the Villans yet to get close to the valuation.

Aston Villa recently submitted an official bid to sign the Italian international. The versatile midfielder joined Turkish outfit Galatasaray during the January transfer window, and he has been a useful player for them.

His performances have caught the attention of the West Midlands club, who were looking to secure his signature before the summer transfer window closes. Zaniolo has been previously linked with a move to the Premier League as well, and clubs like Tottenham Hotspur were keen on him.

However, the move did not materialise back then, and it remains to be seen whether Aston Villa can bring him to the Premier League this time. The 24-year-old midfielder is versatile enough to operate as the number ten as well as a winger. His versatility could be an asset for Aston Villa if they manage to secure his services.

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The West Midlands club certainly have the financial resources to pay the asking price, and they should look to get the deal done soon. Aston Villa will be competing in European football this season, and they need a quality squad in order to challenge for trophies.

Unai Emery has already improved Aston Villa immensely, and he has brought in some impressive signings this summer. Zaniolo will add creativity and vision in the final third. The 24-year-old is highly rated around Europe, and he has a big future ahead of him. If he manages to impress with Aston Villa, he could get an opportunity to join an even bigger club in the near future.

The opportunity to play in the Premier League can be hard to turn down for any player, and the Italian international could be tempted to make the move. But Aston Villa are yet to come any closer to Galatasaray’s €35 million valuation.

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Aston Villa will have an exciting project, and they have a top-class manager in charge. They will be an attractive destination for most players this summer. The Villans had an impressive 2022/23 campaign and will be looking to build on their performances and scale greater heights this year. It will be interesting to see if they can push for Champions League qualification.