Tottenham Hotspur manager Fabio Paratici is ‘still in talks’ to sign Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo this summer, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye Zaniolo move…
The Premier League side have reportedly considered a move for Zaniolo in recent weeks, with reports claiming that negotiations took place.
Who should Spurs sign before the window closes?
A world-class central defender
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte, who has already been backed by six major signings, is apparently keeping tabs on him on more potential income In the wings.
Paratici is tasked with brokering those deals and ensuring the Lilywhites can bolster Conte’s options as much as possible before the September 1 deadline.
The Latest: Lilywhites ‘still in talks’ for Zaniolo…
According to reports, there has been an update on the club’s now interminable pursuit of Zaniolo.
As the Serie A outfit ‘remain open’ to selling Zaniolo, chances of a loan with obligation are fading and Roma want a €50m (£42m) cash deal .
The verdict: keep pushing?
Paying £42m for Zaniolo could be seen as a gamble, but one that could be hugely profitable depending on the player’s potential.
His injury record is cause for concern, but last season the 23-year-old finished Italy’s top-flight campaign as one of Roma’s brightest attacking threats – making more shots per 90 than did any of his teammates (Who scored).
Zaniolo’s age indicates that there is also room for improvement and he could be a signing not just for now but also for the future, with members of the Italian media even calling him ‘the beast’ of a player.
Roma’s firm stance will certainly make things interesting as we enter the final weeks of this transfer window.