According to the print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport (12/05/22 – as relayed by Sport Witness), Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool hold an interest in AS Roma winger Nicolo Zaniolo ahead of the summer transfer window.
Zaniolo was lacklustre in the first half of the campaign on his return to fitness from his ACL injury but over the last couple of months, the wide man has shown signs of returning to his best.
The 22-year-old’s tally is now up to seven goals and eight assists in all competitions so far this season (Transfermarkt).
Calciomercato.it claimed last month that Fabio Paratici is a fan of the Roma star and could look to bring him to North London.
This has now been backed up by Gazzetta, who report that Liverpool and Spurs both have their eyes on Zaniolo.
The report states that the two Premier League clubs have been monitoring the Italy international for a long time while Juventus and AC Milan are also thought to have shown interest in the player.
The report explains that the prospect of Zaniolo signing a new contract at the Stadio Olimpico cannot be ruled out, with the winger demanding a salary of €4m (£3.4m) per year.
Gazzetta add that Zaniolo could leave the Italian capital if a new contract cannot be agreed upon and that the player’s preference would be to remain in the Serie A.
However, it is said that should a ‘super offer’ of around €65-€70m (£55.1m-£59.4m) arrive from abroad, the wide-man clean leave the Italian shores.
Spurs Web Opinion
Just like with Dybala, I could have seen Spurs making a move for Zaniolo if Kulusevski had not had the impact that he has. However, given how well the Swede has done in North London, there is no way that the club will spend a significant portion of their transfer budget on an attacker who prefers playing on the right.
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