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Tottenham Hotspur: AS Roma star and Spurs target Nicolo Zaniolo out until February with ACL injury

Tottenham Hotspur: AS Roma star and Spurs target Nicolo Zaniolo out until February with ACL injury - Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

According to an update courtesy of Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, AS Roma star and Tottenham’s ‘potential signing for the future’ Nicolo Zaniolo has been ruled out until February 2021 with his second ACL injury in just eight months – potentially forcing chairman Daniel Levy to rethink his ‘tracking‘ of the attacker. 

Zaniolo, who has been earmarked as one of Italy’s most outstanding talents over the last two seasons, starting 16 Serie A matches last season before and after his first ACL tear, is now facing even more time on the treatment table over 2020/2021 following Romano’s latest update.

Would Zaniolo still be a great signing?

Yes, regardless of fitness issues

Yes, regardless of fitness issues

No, unreliable

No, unreliable

Writing for the Guardian back in late July, Romano claimed Spurs were tracking Zaniolo’s progress whilst viewing the 21-year-old as a potential marquee signing over the coming seasons, but this latest injury blow has arguably delivered uncertainty surrounding his reliability to stay fit.

This could be a potential speed bump to Tottenham’s future transfer hopes of landing the 6ft 2 attacker, with Levy and the Spurs board now facing the possibility of having to look elsewhere for a creative talent to monitor.

Lauded as an ‘explosive’ playmaker by Roma legend Francesco Totti, Zaniolo could still be one to watch out for if he manages to get back to full fitness whilst avoiding repeated ACL injuries in future, but Romano’s update has certainly put Spurs’ future interest into question.

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According to WhoScored, over the limited appearances he made last season, Zaniolo still managed 2.2 completed dribbles per 90 – a better number than the likes of Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura. 

While these figures draw attention to the youngster’s high ceiling, it remains to be seen whether Tottenham will eventually take the plunge.

Tottenham fans, should Levy still consider swooping for Zaniolo in future seasons? Join the discussion by commenting below…


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