As per Calciomercato, Tottenham Hotspur are weighing a January move for AS Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo amid a contractual development.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye Zaniolo…
Recent claims from the continent suggest that new boss Antonio Conte has his sights on another Serie A star following the plethora of Italian top flight names to have been linked already.
Indeed, regional newspaper Il Tempo (via Sport Witness) claimed earlier this week that Tottenham are eagerly watching developments over Zaniolo’s future at Roma ahead of the winter window.
Meanwhile, some Spanish sources believe that Conte has personally asked club chiefs to sign the 22-year-old after he originally wanted former club Inter Milan to re-sign Zaniolo.
The Latest: Spurs weighing move…
As per CM, there has been another development, with the attacking midfielder’s talks over a new Roma deal stalling after ‘first contacts’ with his entourage.
This has alerted the likes of Juventus and Tottenham as both Conte and managing director Fabio Paratici remain huge admirers.
It is believed that Spurs could ‘intervene in depth on the market’ as early as January.
The Verdict: Get it done?
However, given the player’s accolades, age and potential for sell-on value – he could be worth the investment.
Hailed as a ‘Lampard-type’ player by former Inter coach Stefano Vecchi (La Gazzetta dello Sport via Goal), the fact he is still very young could indicate there is even more to come from Zaniolo.
The only drawbacks could perhaps be his recent injury record and the fact Zaniolo’s deal doesn’t actually expire until 2024 – putting Roma under no pressure to sell.
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