Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte is obsessed with Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo as a report shares the latest on his chances of signing the player.
The Lowdown: Spurs keep moving?
Spurs have certainly not concluded their summer business following the Premier League arrivals of Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence.
Who should Tottenham bring in next for Conte?
A world class centre-back
The signing of a new creative midfielder, alongside a possible new centre-half, is on the cards with news emerging on the former position and their links to Zaniolo.
The Latest: Conte obsessed with Zaniolo…
Indeed, as per a report from Italy, an interesting update has come to light.
TUTTOmercatoWEB claim Zaniolo is a personal ‘obsession’ of Conte and the Italian coach could ‘convince’ Spurs director Fabio Paratici to make a new move later in the window if the club seal enough sales.
The Verdict: Make the move…
There is little doubt the Italy international would seriously boost Spurs’ options going forward and provide an injection of real creativity.
According to WhoScored, no Roma player averaged a higher rate of successful take-ons per 90 or attracted more fouls than the 23-year-old last season – highlighting his real quality and direct threat under former Lilywhites boss Jose Mourinho.
Also called a ‘beast’ by members of the Italian press (Carlo Garganese), it is clear that Zaniolo has lived up to this tag recently and why Conte is such a huge fan of the player.
In recent days, reliable journalist Ben Jacobs (Last Word on Spurs via The Boot Room) has claimed that he is ‘open’ to joining Spurs – providing the north Londoners with a real boost if they decide to make another move.
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