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Tottenham Hotspur: Sporting director makes interesting Nicolo Zaniolo admission

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Speaking to Calciomercato (via Sport Witness), Italian sporting director Matteo Superbi has delivered an interesting prediction regarding reported Tottenham Hotspur target Nicolo Zaniolo. 

The lowdown: Big admirers

This comes following a recent report from Gazetta dello Sport claiming that Spurs are keen on signing the AS Roma attacking midfielder.

Having been left out of a recent Rome derby clash with SS Lazio, the 22-year-old was believed to be weighing up his options ahead of the summer window, apparently left ’embittered’ by Jose Mourinho’s selection decisions in recent months.

Now, a club chief seems to have shed more light on the possibility of a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The latest: No surprises

Superbi, who is currently the sporting director at Serie C Group B side Virtus Entella, told Calciomercato, as translated by SW, that Spurs could be set to swoop at the end of the season.

The 53-year-old claimed that the nine-cap Italy starlet ‘could be worth €50million (£42million)’ and he ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if a major European club stepped in.

Superbi went on to name Tottenham as one of those, alongside Juventus and one of the Manchester outfits.

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The verdict: A supreme talent

Market valued at £29.70million and under contract in Italy until 2024 (Transfermarkt), we feel paying the mooted asking price would be a superb piece of business from Fabio Paratici.

Predominantly an attacking midfielder from central positions, Zaniolo already boasts an impressive 72 direct goal contributions in a fledgeling club career across youth and senior levels, and his versatility would allow Antonio Conte to be flexible in his attacking approach – he has scored goals from five different positions in his career.

Such impact from midfield has even led to comparisons with both Premier League and England icons Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. Described as possessing an ‘incredible natural physique’ by Daniele De Rossi, signing Zaniolo in the summer window would certainly add a new type of threat to Conte’s ranks.

In other news: Spurs want to sign EFL starlet in the summer transfer window, find out more here.

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