Nicolo Zaniolo lashes out at former Roma teammates

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo spoke out for the first time since his sudden February transfer to Galatasaray.

In an interview with La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Zaniolo revealed what happened leading up to his move away from Roma.

“I could talk hours about broken promises. They told me I was a star, but I was always considered just a capital gain.”

“For two years I was told that the new contract was ready. In January last year I would have signed for a little more than I was earning, because in Rome I was fine and I knew there were problems with the Financial Fair Play. After so much talk I got fed up. If I have to reflect on my goodbye, I think others have to do it too.”

“Actually there weren’t just Bournemouth and Galatasaray, but for not accepting the English I was put out and the fans took it out on me.”

“Some chased me with the car, others came under the house. My family and I were also scared because we felt lonely. In those days I also turned off my cell phone because I was receiving threatening messages.”

“My teammates? I was disappointed with almost everyone. I don’t name names, but they said we were like brothers and then they didn’t even come and say goodbye.”

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