Zaniolo set for Roma exit, joining Galatasaray

AS Romas Italian forward Nicolo Zaniolo looks on during the Italian Serie A football match between Hellas Verona and AS Roma at the Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium in Verona on October 31, 2022. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP) (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

The curtains on Nicolo Zaniolo’s time at Roma are drawing to a close.

The 23 year-old attacker is just steps away from leaving the Giallorossi after four-and-a-half years to join Galatasaray on a permanent deal.

The Turkish giants will pay €20 million plus bonuses while Zaniolo pens a 4.5 years contract, which includes a release clause at €35 million.

Roma confirmed to IF24 this afternoon they informed Zaniolo and his agent, Claudio Vigorelli, that they’re authorised to fly from Milano to Istanbul so the player can begin carrying out his medical examinations.