Tottenham Hotspur and sporting director Fabio Paratici by extension have made a ‘new’ offer to sign Roma playmaker Nicolo Zaniolo this summer, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Spurs making history?
Over the course of this exciting and hectic 2022 transfer window, it’s difficult to re-call a busier period in terms of incomings for Spurs supporters.
Who should Tottenham sign after Spence?
Lilywhites head coach Antonio Conte, after he sealed Champions League qualification last season, has been backed over this market with the signings of Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet (loan) and Djed Spence.
The Italian must be satisfied with his club’s efforts so far as he gears up for a first full Premier League season in charge of the north Londoners, yet recent claims from his homeland suggest he won’t be resting on his laurels.
The Latest: Paratici makes ‘new’ Zaniolo offer…
Indeed, according to reports, Paratici and Spurs have made a ‘new’ offer to sign target Zaniolo.
Calciomercato.it and reporter Maurizio Russo claim they have ‘proposed’ a player-plus-cash offer of around €29m (£25m) and defender Joe Rodon in exchange for the 23-year-old.
However, Roma have already replied with a no, insisting that they will only accept straight money bids.
The Verdict: Keep pushing?
Depending on the asking price for Zaniolo, it may well be worth another attempt to sit down and find middle ground the Serie A giants.
As per WhoScored, Zaniolo stood out as one of Roma’s most threatening players last season – completing more dribbles per 90 than any of his teammates whilst also attracting the highest number of fouls.
He can be a very tricky opponent for defenders and a potential asset for Conte at N17.
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