Crazy Ball – This morning’s friendly encounter between Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma will not be an ordinary game, with it could be a meeting between the two teams to discuss a potential transfer deal for Nicolo Zaniolo.
According to reports, party Giallorossi are now increasingly concerned about the potential departure of the Italian attacking midfielder in this summer’s transfer window, with rivals Spurs this morning being one of the strongest fans for his services.
According to the news reported via footmercato, Tottenham Hotspur are the current favorites for the transfer of Nicolo Zaniolo and are in exploratory talks with AS Roma to see if the 23-year-old is available.
The 23-year-old Italy international saw his career stalled by two serious anterior cruciate ligament injuries, but bounced back last season under Jose Mourinho by scoring eight goals and providing nine assists in 42 competitive games, helping Roma win the European Conference League with a win. the only goal he scored against Feyenoord.
Juventus have also been linked with his services, but the Turin giants objected to the Rp 758 billion price tag for the former Inter Milan man so negotiations do not appear to have continued with the Turin side now looking for cheaper targets such as Memphis Depay and Timo Werner.
As for AS Roma, they are rumored to have offered Andrea Belotti a deal worth IDR 45 billion per season when he is available as a free agent after his contract with Torino expires on June 30.
Nicolo Zaniolo’s potential departure has seen Jose Mourinho’s side open up opportunities to sign the 28-year-old Italy international, who has also attracted interest from outside clubs such as Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund.