Ex-Roma player Nicolo Zaniolo accused of illegal betting

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo has found himself at the center of a new controversy in Italy.

Zaniolo – who moved on from Roma earlier this year and is now at Aston Villa on loan from Galatasaray – has been accused of illegal betting.

Recent reports in Italy claim Zaniolo may have been engaged in such activities while still playing for the Giallorossi and prior to his February 2023 exit from the club when he joined the Turkish side.

Along with Newcastle’s Sandro Tonali, Zaniolo was questioned by Italian authorities earlier today, reports ANSA. Shortly after the interrogation, the two players left Italy’s training camp, set to return to their respective clubs.

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