Tottenham Hotspur may have a ‘boost’ in the chase to sign Roma playmaker Nicolo Zaniolo this summer, according to journalist journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: Spurs pursue Zaniolo move…
The Lilywhites are chasing a deal for Zaniolo as manager Antonio Conte and club director Fabio Paratici remain in the market for a creator who can inject some real quality in the final third.
Foot Mercato recently claimed that Spurs are in ongoing talks to sign the 23-year-old, and the door for his exit from Italy will ‘likely open’.
Meanwhile, 90min claimed in late June that Paratici has even offered players in part-exchange for Zaniolo, with Spurs appearing to strongly pursue the player.
The Latest: O’Rourke shares possible Zaniolo ‘boost’…
The reporter says that the presence of Paratici as Spurs’ managing director could well hand Tottenham an advantage given his strong Serie A connections.
O’Rourke explained: “It [connection with Italian football] definitely gives them a boost in that potential signing of Zaniolo.
“Spurs have done a lot of their business in Serie A over the last couple of transfer windows, including a couple of signings from Juventus in January. They signed Perišic this summer as well, so it’s a market that Paratici and Conte know very well.”
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The Verdict: Get it done…
Paratici’s contacts may well hand Spurs a boost in the race for Zaniolo, and we believe that signing the Italy international is worth the effort.
As per WhoScored, the starlet finished 2021/22 as one of Jose Mourinho’s most threatening players, completing more dribbles per 90 than any of his team-mates while attracting the most fouls.
Former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson also believes that Zaniolo would be an ‘exciting‘ signing, and his winning goal in the Europa Conference League final in May indicates that he is capable of rising to the big occasion.
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