Report: Tottenham expected to be linked with January target again this summer

According to a new report from CalcioMercato, Tottenham Hotspur may make a move for Nicolo Zaniolo again in the summer, despite the player leaving Roma for Galatasaray earlier this year.

Zaniolo had been the subject of much speculation linking him to Tottenham both in the summer of 2022 and in the January transfer window, with reports claiming the North London club were close to agreeing a deal for the Roma player (90 Min).

Nicolo Zaniolo
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In the end, Spurs opted to sign Arnaut Danjuma instead, while Zaniolo left Roma for a permanent move to Turkish side Galatasaray.

It is thought the 23-year-old cost £19.5 million at the time, with a release clause in his current contract worth £31 million (Fabrizio Romano).

That value could well become very significant at the end of the season, should clubs begin to circle once more for the Italian midfielder.

The latest from Italy suggests that may well happen, too, with AC Milan and Tottenham both thought to retain an interest in Zaniolo.

In a feature on the players that both Milan and Spurs have been linked with, the notion of Zaniolo making a switch to either side resurfaced.

It is claimed that links between Zaniolo and the two clubs “will come up again” in the summer.

With a release clause in his contract with Galatasaray, it is believed a move could be simpler to navigate this time around than it was during his time with Roma.

Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning the report is speculative, but certainly food for thought as the summer approaches.

Spurs Web Opinion

I think if Spurs were serious about signing Zaniolo we would have made it happen in January.

Obviously, the deal at the time wasn’t quite right, with us preferring a loan to buy and Roma clearly wanting a permanent transfer, but I just can’t see us going back in for him now he’s moved on.

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