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Tottenham: Paratici ‘still in talks’ to sign Zaniolo

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Tottenham Hotspur director Fabio Paratici is ‘still in talks’ to sign Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo this summer, according to reports.

The Lowdown: Spurs eye Zaniolo move…

The Premier League side have reportedly been eyeing a move for Zaniolo over these last few weeks with reports claiming that negotiations have been held.

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Spurs head coach Antonio Conte, having been backed with six major signings already, is apparently keeping his eye on more potential incomings behind-the-scenes.

Paratici is tasked with negotiating these deals and ensuring the Lilywhites can strengthen Conte’s options as much as possible before the September 1 deadline.

The Latest: Lilywhites ‘still in talks’ for Zaniolo…

According to reports, there has been an update on the club’s now long-drawn-out pursuit of Zaniolo.

Despite reports suggesting Jose Mourinho had blocked the move, 90min claim Paratici is ‘still in talks’ to sign the Italy international despite Mourinho’s hard stance.

While the Serie A side ‘remain open’ to selling Zaniolo, chances of a loan-with-obligation are fading and Roma want a straight cash deal of €50 million (£42m).

The Verdict: Keep pushing?

Paying £42m outright for Zaniolo could be seen as a gamble but one which may hugely pay off going by the player’s potential.

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His injury record is a cause for concern, but last season, the 23-year-old finished the Italian top flight campaign as one of Roma’s brightest attacking threats – completing more successful take-ons per 90 than any of his teammates (WhoScored).

Zaniolo’s age indicates there is also room for improvement and he could be a signing not just for now, but for the future as well, with members of the Italian media having even called him a ‘beast’ of a player.

Roma’s firm stance will certainly make things interesting as we enter the last few weeks of this transfer window.


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