Tottenham Hotspur could be set for a transfer meeting next week as reporter Gianluigi Longari shares an interesting update on Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo.
The Lowdown: Spurs in hunt…
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte is reportedly keen to bolster his options further despite a flurry of transfer activity already this summer.
Who should Tottenham bring in next for Conte?
A world class centre-back
Indeed, after sealing a place in the Premier League top four last season, funds for the subsequent signings of Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence were soon awarded.
Despite this, sporting director Fabio Paratici and Conte allegedly have their eyes on a creative midfield player with more signings not ruled out before this window closes.
The Latest: Zaniolo meeting imminent?
Now, Italian transfer journalist Longari has shared a potentially important update on the club’s attempts to sign Zaniolo – who has long been linked with a move.
According to his sources, writing for Football Transfers, Spurs could set up a meeting next week as they line up official talks to sign the 23-year-old.
It’s added that Roma’s sporting director Tiago Pinto may even travel to London as the Lilywhites explore a deal for Zaniolo.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Depending on the total coast of any deal, we believe the Italy international would come as a sure-fire upgrade to Conte’s forward line.
The 6 foot 3 star, called ‘physically imposing‘ by journalist Zach Lowy, seems tailor-made for English top flight football and finished 21/22 as one of Jose Mourinho’s brightest attacking threats – completing more successful take-ons than any Roma player (WhoScored).
Indeed, it’s clear to see why Paratici and co are fans of Zaniolo and it will be interesting to watch this unfold with just a few weeks remaining of the window.
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