Hellas Verona have been hoping to sign Manchester City midfielder Bruno Zuculini on loan for a second season, but after talks it appears that the newly-promoted Serie A side could be left disappointed.
That is because according to Hellas News, City want to finally cash in on the 24-year-old, who has not lived up to expectations since his move from Racing Club in 2014.
Zuculini’s half-season spell at Hellas was his first successful loan deal after underwhelming stints at Valencia, Córdoba, Middlesbrough, AEK Athens (wrecked by injury) and Rayo Vallecano. It seemed that after disappointing adventures in Spain, England and Greece, the former Argentina under-20 international may have found his home in Verona, where his older brother Franco also plays.
However, because Zuculini has shown some form for the first time, City now want to monetise him and will try to sell him this summer as he heads into the last 12 months of his contract. There do not appear to be any proposals yet, so Hellas will wait at the window in hope that there are no offers and they can have him back for the 2017-18 Serie A campaign.