Galatasaray director Cenk Ergun: “Zaniolo wanted to redeem himself after Roma.”

Andy Mattioli

Galatasaray sporting director Cenk Ergun was asked to discuss Nicolo Zaniolo’s move to Turkey from Roma last February.

 In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport – in light of Zaniolo’s recent allegations of involvement in illegal online betting practices – Ergun said, “I’ve never seen a player of his age spend so much time in the gym.”

“Usually when you get older you spend more time on lifting weights and less time on running, he did the opposite. He trained very well when he arrived, he wanted to redeem himself after Roma.”

“Maybe he will return,” said Ergun as Zaniolo’s loan to Aston Villa features an option to buy. “But he gave me the impression that he wants to play in the Premier League.”

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