While the other newspapers in Italy, primarily Il Mattino, agree that Pep Guardiola sees a future at the club for Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gazzetta dello Sport seem to think otherwise.
The Italian newspaper have an article on Napoli’s transfer situation, and bringing the Ukrainian starlet is becoming a bit more of a reality as the days go by.
The original idea was for the 20-year-old to spend a loan spell in the south of Italy, but Gazzetta state that because Zinchenko doesn’t fit in the Manchester City manager’s plans, there’s a chance the deal could be a permanent one.
A lack of belief in his ability ‘could push Zinchenko to put pressure to get transferred’ is the explanation here, and with the attacking midfielder intrigued by Napoli’s interest more than any other teams, the youngster has informed the Serie A side’s director of football he’s ready for the move as long as the two sides agree on a deal.
Considering the young playmaker arrived in Guardiola’s first year in charge, we find it hard to believe there’s no future for his talent at the Etihad, and if anything were to happen with Napoli, a loan deal would be the likeliest outcome.
Our bet is that Gazzetta’s version of the situation is more wishful thinking than anything else.