Tottenham Hotspur may loan AS Roma player Nicolo Zaniolo this summer, claims Foot Mercato.
Spurs have so far had a fairly strong summer in terms of signing new players. Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet, and Djed Spence are the first six players Fabio Paratici has signed.
One player that has received a lot of attention is James Maddison, but Roma star Zaniolo could end up being the more economical choice.
Tottenham may take Nicolo Zaniolo on loan from Roma
Zaniolo has been connected to Spurs for a while, and in recent weeks, those rumours have been much louder.
The 23-year-old ‘great’ footballer from Italy has begun the last two years of his deal in the nation’s capital. Despite being one of Roma’s key players, Mourinho, who now has Paulo Dybala at his disposal, views him as someone who does not “necessarily fit the system.”
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As a result, Roma are prepared to part ways with Zaniolo during the summer transfer window, and Spurs director Paratici, a longtime supporter of the midfielder, is prepared to discuss a prospective trade.
According to the report, Roma could be open to giving Zaniolo a season-long loan this summer in exchange for a predetermined purchase option. This is fantastic news for Spurs.
Paratici may complete a deal similar to that of Kulusevski
Paratici ought to jump at the chance if Roma is indeed willing to allow Zaniolo depart on a temporary basis this summer.
Look at what the Spurs director accomplished with Dejan Kulusevski in January of this year to see that he is experienced in structuring loan agreements with buy options.
The gifted Swede was acquired by Tottenham from Juventus on an 18-month loan with a £29 million buyout clause in 2023. That price will allegedly decrease to £25 million if Spurs decide to sign him during this transfer window, which is a great deal for a player of his calibre. (Football London)
Zaniolo is now known to be available on a comparable contract, according to the report. Following Kulusevski’s performance at North London, we believe Tottenham should make this choice without hesitation.