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Nicolo Zaniolo hits out at Roma following January exit for Galatasaray

IF24 Desk

Former Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo revisited his turbulent January exit following his four and a half years stint with the club.

Following an intense row with the player and his agent, the Giallorossi ultimately offloaded the 23 year-old to Galatasaray in early February.

“I could talk hours about broken promises,” Zaniolo told La Gazzetta dello Sport when asked about his former club.

“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.”

He continued, “Last January I would’ve signed a new deal for a bit more than I was earning because I felt good in the city and club. Also, Roma had to deal with Financial Fair Play related issues.”

“But nothing ever happened and I got tired of all the chatter. In retrospect, I don’t think I’m the only that should reflect on how things happened.”

“Despite what was said (by Tiago Pinto), more clubs than Bournemouth and Galatasaray were interested. But once I rejected the English side the club put me out and the supporters took it out on me.”

“Some chased me with their cars, others came under the house. As for 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.”