‘Troublemaker’ Chaniolo makes EPL debut after half a decade at Turkique… Aston Villa loan move on the cards
Nicolo Chaniolo, the former Italy national team and AS Roma star striker who left the club for Turkkiye after a series of feuds and controversies, is set to join Aston Villa.
On Aug. 15 (KST), several local media outlets, including Sport Italia, reported that Chaniolo will be loaned to English Premier League (EPL) 토토사이트 club Aston Villa from his current club Galatasaray. It is a one-year loan move with a buyout clause, and Galatasaray will receive a total of €27 million in the event of a full transfer. Both the club and the player have already agreed, so barring any unforeseen problems with medicals and paperwork, he will be a Villa player.
Chaniolo was originally undervalued by Inter Milan, who sold him to AS Roma after just one year. He arrived in a Roma shirt in 2018 as part of the fee for Radja Nainggolan, but soon broke into the first team and exploded onto the scene. He had a combination of strength, pace, penetrating runs, and a sharp left-footed shot that we haven’t seen from Italian strikers in recent years.
However, he has been hampered by injuries and poor form, which has been bad luck so far, but last season was marked by attitude controversy. After being linked to Tottenham Hotspur several times, Chaniolo finally announced his departure from Roma in January of this year. Roma tried to sell him to Bournemouth in England, who were the highest bidder, but he refused. After the Western European transfer market closed, he left for Galatasaray through the Turkkiye transfer market, which remained open until February. Mourinho, who had been eyeing Chaniolo for some time, also dropped him.
After scoring five goals in 10 games in half a season with Galatasaray, Chaniolo was looking for a return to the big leagues in much better form, and Villa were keen to snap him up. Villa’s meteoric rise under Unai Emery in the second half of last season saw them climb out of the relegation zone and qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference. This summer, the club brought in instant quality in the form of center back Pau Torres, midfielder Yuri Tillemans, and winger Moussa Diaby, and they haven’t lost any of their key resources.
The addition of Chaniolo to a Villa attacking lineup that already featured Ollie Watkins, Leon Bailey, and Imiliano Buendia will add to their ability to dribble and counter-attack. That’s assuming he adapts well to Emery’s strict tactics.