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Author Topic: Nicolò Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)  (Read 173042 times)

Offline Goldenballs

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2023, 11:03:32 AM »
Loan with an option seems like a great deal, can't really lose.

Was the loan fee mentioned at about €3m?

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2023, 11:06:02 AM »
He's a midfielder isn't he? Certainly knows where the back of the net is and seems to have lots of composure.

One of those between-the-lines type. A bit attacking midfielder, a bit wide-forward, but not really a winger or a striker.

Has a bit of the Kai Havertz about him I reckon.

100%. i don't necessarily think that's a good thing though...

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2023, 11:11:04 AM »
He's a midfielder isn't he? Certainly knows where the back of the net is and seems to have lots of composure.

One of those between-the-lines type. A bit attacking midfielder, a bit wide-forward, but not really a winger or a striker.

Has a bit of the Kai Havertz about him I reckon.

100%. i don't necessarily think that's a good thing though...

Kai Havertz is a very good player. He’s going through a dip in form that’s all. If this player is as good or anywhere near as good we’ll have a big asset in the squad.

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2023, 11:22:10 AM »
He's a midfielder isn't he? Certainly knows where the back of the net is and seems to have lots of composure.

One of those between-the-lines type. A bit attacking midfielder, a bit wide-forward, but not really a winger or a striker.

Has a bit of the Kai Havertz about him I reckon.

100%. i don't necessarily think that's a good thing though...

Kai Havertz is a very good player. He’s going through a dip in form that’s all. If this player is as good or anywhere near as good we’ll have a big asset in the squad.

It's not even really his form, it's misuse.

He was great in Germany playing in a similar way to how Lampard played for Chelsea. They then signed him and started trying to play him like Drogba used to play for Chelsea.

Maybe someone really clever has seen something that means he'll be a great central striker one day, but I'm not seeing it.

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2023, 11:36:39 AM »
He's a midfielder isn't he? Certainly knows where the back of the net is and seems to have lots of composure.

One of those between-the-lines type. A bit attacking midfielder, a bit wide-forward, but not really a winger or a striker.

Has a bit of the Kai Havertz about him I reckon.

100%. i don't necessarily think that's a good thing though...

Kai Havertz is a very good player. He’s going through a dip in form that’s all. If this player is as good or anywhere near as good we’ll have a big asset in the squad.

It's not even really his form, it's misuse.

He was great in Germany playing in a similar way to how Lampard played for Chelsea. They then signed him and started trying to play him like Drogba used to play for Chelsea.

Maybe someone really clever has seen something that means he'll be a great central striker one day, but I'm not seeing it.


I don't disagree with any of that, he was awesome in Germany. I think there needs to be a legitimate concern with Havertz that either his confidence is shot or he can't adjust to the pace/quality of the Premier League. Regardless, with Emery and Monchi, hopefully Zaniolo won't suffer from either of those concerns!!

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2023, 11:46:02 AM »
Time to dust down one of my favourite facts - only 1 Italian player has won the Premier League.

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2023, 11:52:50 AM »
Loan with an option seems like a great deal, can't really lose.

Was the loan fee mentioned at about €3m?

€4M I believe

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2023, 11:54:31 AM »
Time to dust down one of my favourite facts - only 1 Italian player has won the Premier League.

Cudicini?

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2023, 11:55:37 AM »
Time to dust down one of my favourite facts - only 1 Italian player has won the Premier League.

Zaniolo could become the first person to win the Europa Conference twice (I think)

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2023, 11:55:46 AM »
Balotelli

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2023, 11:56:10 AM »
Time to dust down one of my favourite facts - only 1 Italian player has won the Premier League.

“Why Always Him”…

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2023, 12:17:01 PM »
Romano has updated the deal terms.

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Nicolò Zaniolo will be in Birmingham on Wednesday to undergo medical tests as Aston Villa player 🟣🔵🇮🇹

Loan move from Galatasaray with buy option clause; could become mandatory under certain conditions.

Total potential package worth €30m plus add-ons.



The purchase option that could become mandatory, I imagine will be if he plays a set amount of games.

Which is a smart compromise from both clubs.

£26m in total is a good price.

Its fascinating watching Romano during this potential transfer & how much his details of the deal have changed.

He is a transfer "goal hanger"...
« Last Edit: August 15, 2023, 12:37:51 PM by pablo_picasso »

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2023, 12:18:20 PM »
Time to dust down one of my favourite facts - only 1 Italian player has won the Premier League.

It would be even better if it was true!

Balotelli and Cudicini.

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2023, 12:23:08 PM »
I could be wrong but I thought that Cudicini didn't play enough games to be given a medal the years Chelsea won the league while he was there.

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Re: Nicoló Zaniolo
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2023, 12:47:20 PM »
Interesting piece on him here from Roma fans, Risky business.

That was an interesting read.

Sounds like he had a maturity issue at Roma. The Galatasaray fan I speak to has said that he has worked on this during his time in Turkey & he had no complaints about his attitude. For all the beauty within Turkey I imagine the quality of their league was a bit of a humbling experience for a player of Zaniolos quality.

The great thing from all of those comments on the link is that they say he is very skilful, very strong physically, not afraid to put himself about, works his arse off & even after the two knee injuries he could become a regular Champions League starter quality player.

On the flip side, they did say that he could have been a generational player were it not for his two knee injuries that stopped his development for almost two years & the fact that he tried too hard to be spectacular when he came back to prove he was the same player, instead of doing the simple things.

And I think there must have been a level of frustration there that sapped his confidence.

But then again, if he could have been a "generational player", then we wouldn't be talking about bringing him to Villa, even with the upward trajectory of our club both on & off the field.

If we can get him, & Emery can work his magic, like he has done with Douglas Luiz for example, then he could become a very very useful player to have in the squad.

I wanted the signing before I read that link (& read between the lines a little through the disappointment of those Roma fans), but after reading it, I REALLY want us to sign him now...

 


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