According to multiple reports in Italy, both Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Roma‘s Nicolò Zaniolo and the Old Lady could offer a swap deal to secure the services of the Italy international in the summer.
Zaniolo sees his current Roma deal expire in June 2024, but Giallorossi director Tiago Pinto said yesterday that he ‘can’t guarantee’ that the 22-year-old will remain at the Stadio Olimpico next season.
Juventus’ Federico Cherubini and Tottenham’s Fabio Paratici are long time admirers of the versatile midfielder and both of them are expected to make their move for Zaniolo in the summer.
Zaniolo is described as the ‘perfect profile’ for the new Juventus course, being young, Italian and with a relatively low salary (€2.5m per season).
Paratici, on the other hand, has been monitoring the Italy midfielder for a long time and wanted to bring him to Juventus before Zaniolo collected two ACL injuries in 2020.
Roma will soon resume contract talks with their starlet, knowing that both Juve and Spurs are keeping a close eye on him.
Pinto apre alla cessione di #Zaniolo, piace alla #Juventus che in estate cercherà di aggiungerlo alla sua ricostruzione. L'idea della carta #McKennie che intriga la proprietà statunitense della #Roma (#Tuttosport) pic.twitter.com/o7R1wW1KT1
— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) February 2, 2022