Official: Aston Villa sign Nicolo Zaniolo

Aston Villa have confirmed that they have transferred Nicolo Zaniolo from Galatasaray.

The English club announced that the Italian striker has joined them on loan, but that they will have the right to buy his card at the end of the season.

“Aston Villa is pleased to announce the loan signing of the Italian Nicolo Zaniolo”, says the Villa announcement.

“The 24-year-old joins Villa from Turkish team Galatasaray, with a successful visa application”.

“A league champion with the Istanbul club last season, Zaniolo made his breakthrough at Roma in his homeland with whom he won the Conference League in 2022.”

“In his first season at the Eternal City, the midfielder’s impressive performances saw him named the Serie A Young Player of the Year for 2018/19,” their statement further read.