Wed 01 February 2023 | 20:30

Zaniolo hopes to be welcomed back by the angry Roma hierarchy

With his contract due to expire next summer, the Giallorossi board was eager to offload him to Bournemouth as they rejected loan bids from Tottenham and Milan. However, Zaniolo hopes to be welcomed back for the second half of the season.

Nicolo Zaniolo

angered the


hierarchy as he refused to meet with the representatives of AFC Bournemouth, who in AS Roma’s eyes presented the only acceptable bid in the region of €30m.

Despite he has to wait until the end of the season to secure a move away from the club, Zaniolo hopes Roma will welcome him back. He told


on Wednesday:

"Many things have been said and written about me in recent weeks and many are not true.

"I arrived in Rome as an unknown and Roma and the fans welcomed me as one of their own. They gave me trust, courage and affection in the terrible moments and during my injuries.

"At 23, I have had experiences that many of my colleagues do not in their whole careers, to fall, to get up, to fall again, to get up again, to win.

"In recent months, I went through a delicate period, in which it was difficult to understand what my professional future would be.

"However, I have always worked hard on the pitch and in training with the utmost professionalism. For the first time in recent days I have been afraid, for myself and for my family, and I have felt abandoned.

"The future is in our hands. I hold out mine and place myself at the complete disposal of the Roma family."



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source: ANSA

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