Reports in Italy suggest that Aston Villa loanee Nicolo Zaniolo is set to miss out on Euro 2024 this summer after suffering an injury during a cameo appearance against Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday night. 

Zaniolo to miss another EUROs

Corriere dello Sport and TMW report that the 24-year-old has suffered a microfracture in his foot during a 14-minute appearance against Jurgen Klopp’s side. He has since had medical tests, and the Italian outlet claim that the outcome is ‘serious’. 

The player and his parent club, Galatasaray, are now awaiting the confirmed recovery period. 

The recovery time for that particular injury is typically at least a month, and, at the time of writing, we are currently exactly 30 days away from the first game of Euro 2024: Germany vs. Scotland at the Allianz Arena. 

Because of the expected lay-off, Corriere dello sport report that Zaniolo is unlikely to be called-up by Luciano Spalletti for the summer tournament. The CT confirmed earlier today that ’70-80%’ of his squad has already been decided upon. 

It will be the second consecutive European Championships that Zaniolo has missed through injury, as he was recovering from a ruptured cruciate ligament in the summer of 2021 at the time of the rescheduled EURO 2020, which his teammates went on to win against England at Wembley.

As Zaniolo made his Azzurri debut in 2019, and given that Italy did not qualify for the 2022 World Cup, the former Roma youngster is still yet to feature at a major tournament.

3 thought on “Zaniolo ruled out of Euro 2024 after Liverpool injury”
  1. It is sad to see him missing 2nd straight euros and that too for a 15 mins playing time. Hope he makes it at the last minutes. Still have 30 days for full recovery. Aston Villa has disrespected himm the whole season. Some italian club should give thrm a good thrashing in next years UCL.

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