Spurs Interest on Zianolo
Italian football expert isn’t sure that Tottenham Hotspur or any other club will meet the price tag on Nicolo Zaniolo’s head. As the football surroundings, the interest of Zaniolo to buy any of the football teams, moreover the price of the spurs would match expectations.
Spurs are still yet to back Antonio Conte financially in the transfer market this month, which could well be down to the fact the Italian manager is yet to commit his future to the club with his contract set to expire in the summer though they have recently moved to bring in Arnaut Danjuma on a surprise loan deal.
Reports have recently emerged about how Conte could leave at the end of the season, but if Daniel Levy was to put his hand in his pocket and bring in some new signings, things could quickly change.
Jose Mourinho’s side are happy to sell Zaniolo in this window and are also prepared to do a loan deal with an obligation to buy.
Zaniolo has scored just twice in 19 games in all competitions this season.
Tottenham’s interest in the Italy international comes following reports north London rivals Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Trossard.
Another player who is said to be admired by Conte and Spurs is Zaniolo of Roma, with Tottenham said to have lodged a loan offer for the player that was rejected out of hand by the Serie A giants.
Statement about the interest
We have to admit that it would be surprising if Spurs spent big on Zaniolo, especially after he refused to return to Roma, despite being called up to the squad.
“I think this weekend is one of those situations ,he’s trying to force a move but also perhaps, he’s sort of raising some red flags, he’s the sort of player who will refuse to go to a game which he’s been called up for.
He’s a really sort of explosive, powerful player who can be very impressive, but strangely for Roma, he really hasn’t turned that into numbers, hasn’t really turned that into goals, hasn’t turned that into assists.
“So I’m sort of with Mourinho that that expectation that someone’s going to put €35-40m this transfer window seems unlikely, but he’s got potential, he really has got potential to be special.”
Spurs on the table
While Conte will be desperate for reinforcements this month, bringing in someone who has had two ACL injuries in recent times and is failing to impress or even put the effort into his club at present is perhaps not the ideal recruit.
With a price tag going all the way up to around $40m, it would be a major outlay for Spurs to commit to, so it’s no surprise that they’re instead keen on an initial loan deal so they can see how he adapts to the Premier League and if his body can cope with it.
Zaniolo is still very young and clearly has potential, as highlighted, but his shocking injury record and lack of goal involvements this season will be huge red flags that Conte and Levy must assess before throwing money at Roma just for the sake of bringing in a new body.
The versatile Italian has been a long-term target of Spurs’ having pushed to sign him in the summer of 2022.
Though a move never materialised back then, sources have told negotiations have been a bit smoother this time around. Spurs and Roma are now in broad agreement that any deal for Zaniolo should cost around €30m.
The problem remains the structure of the deal. Roma are open to letting Zaniolo leave on an initial loan, but only if there was an obligatory purchase clause at the end of it.