Nicolo Zaniolo: Aston Villa complete loan signing of Galatasaray midfielder | Football News

Aston Villa have completed the loan signing of Galatasaray midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.

The 24-year-old joins Villa, subject to a successful visa application.

Unai Emery was keen to get cover for Emi Buendia, who suffered a serious knee injury in training last week and is likely to be out for much of the season.

Zaniolo was identified quickly as a target with Villa’s transfer chief Monchi knowing him well after signing him for Roma in 2018.

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

In his first season in the Eternal City, the midfielder’s impressive displays saw him named Serie A Young Player of the Year for 2018/19.

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