Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur are now facing competition from AC Milan for AS Roma attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.
Romano has reported on Twitter that Tottenham are offering to sign Zaniolo on a loan deal from Roma in the January transfer window with the option to make it permanent at the end of the season.
Roma want a guaranteed transfer fee, according to the Italian journalist, who has claimed that the 23-year-old Italy international is keen on a move to Tottenham.
However, defending Serie A champions AC Milan are also interested in Zaniolo and are keeping an eye on the situation.
Fabrizio Romano on Tottenham, AC Milan, AS Roma and Nicolo Zaniolo
What should Spurs do?
In our view, if Tottenham Hotspur are really determined to sign Nicolo Zaniolo, then they should do a deal in which AS Roma benefit as well.
Why would Roma let the playmaker leave without any guarantee of a transfer fee?
What benefit would that be for the Serie A club other than Tottenham covering Zaniolo’s wages for the second half of the season?
If Spurs are serious about signing the attacking player, then they have to show long-term commitment.