Bruno Zuculini’s career in Europe hasn’t gone as planned. Signed by Manchester City to much hype in 2014, some even labeling him the ‘new Javier Mascherano’, he initially impressed in preseason performances. However, loan moves to Spanish sides Valencia and Córdoba didn’t go well, and even a domestic loan to Middlesbrough fell flat.
Last season, City sent the former Argentina U20 international to Greece with AEK Athens, but no sooner had he arrived than he suffered serious fracture injury in the metatarsal and required surgery. Though he managed some games for AEK late in his loan spell there, it was overall another disappointing loan move.
Now 23, Zuculini is still on City’s books and his next stop could be Italy. According to Hellas News, Italian side Hellas Verona have the midfielder in their sights as they look for an instant return to Serie A. Verona are in the process of signing Bruno’s older brother Franco, meaning the two could play together in midfield for the Italian second division side. A loan move is mentioned, though City may be at the point where they’re looking to sell the player.
Despite an underwhelming career in Europe so far, Bruno Zuculini is certainly a player with talent and a move to Italy with his brother could help get his career back on track.