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Tottenham Hotspur: Nicolo Zaniolo ‘says yes’ to Spurs move

Tottenham Hotspur: Nicolo Zaniolo 'says yes' to Spurs move - Premier League News

Tottenham Hotspur target Nicolo Zaniolo has given the green light to join Spurs this month, according to reports.

The Lowdown: Spurs make offer for Zaniolo…

Spurs have renewed their interest in the 23-year-old this month and are joined by the likes of Borussia Dortmund and London rivals West Ham United.

Gianluca Di Marzio was first to break that news of the Lilywhites’ attempts to sign Zaniolo, with Fabio Paratici previously making a proposal to sign the player on loan with an obligation to buy.

It then emerged that Spurs’ bid was rejected as Roma are holding out for a permanent sale, with the attacker valued at around €40m (£35m).

The Latest: Zaniolo ‘says yes’ to Tottenham…

According to a report by SportMediaSet, sharing news on Friday, it is believed that the Italy international has said ‘yes’ to joining Spurs and has given his ‘OK’ to the transfer.

The north Londoners and Roma remain locked in negotiations, with both sides ‘still talking to each other’ and will continue to do so over the next few days.

This comes as Zaniolo is ‘called out of the match against Spezia’, although there is still no agreement on the deal, fee or formula as things stand.

The Verdict: Right man?

The Sky Sports panel have called Zaniolo a ‘Conte sort of player’ and one who could potentially fill the creative void since Christian Eriksen’s departure in 2020. However, Zaniolo is also going through a dip in form, having scored just one Serie A goal this season.

Despite this, his numbers in recent years suggest that he could do a job for Antonio Conte at Spurs, with the challenge presented as getting the 23-year-old back to his best.

As per WhoScored, Zaniolo topped Roma’s charts last season for successful take-ons and fouls drawn per 90 in Serie A, whilst also ranking in their top three for attempted shots at goal.

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Spurs have arguably been yearning for another creator to come in and finally succeed Eriksen, with the Roma attacker coming as a good option. As ever, though, the primary roadblock is in agreeing a deal which is suitable for all parties, and it remains a point of contention that the Lilywhites would be willing to shell out £35m.

Called a ‘prominent’ player by former Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko, Zaniolo possesses plenty of quality, but will Spurs deem his ability worthy of a suitable offer this month?

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