Back in 2019, Fabio Paratici left transfer strategy notes in a restaurant. In the meantime, he has signed two of the four players included in the list and Nicolò Zaniolo could be the next one.
The names of a few players had been written down by the 49-year-old who was working for Juventus at that time.
The first part of the list featured players that Genoa were interested in signing. Among them: Demiral, Segnan, Zurkowski, Szoboszlai and Zennaro. Juventus, and not Genoa, eventually signed Demiral in 2020.
Down below, Paratici wrote the names of four players who could have potentially joined Juventus: Sandro Tonali, Federico Chiesa, Cristian Romero and Nicolò Zaniolo, along with their possible price tags.
Two years later, the former Juventus director has signed two of those four players and reports in Italy suggest Nicolò Zaniolo could be the next one.
Roma chief Tiago Pinto has admitted he ‘can’t guarantee’ that Zaniolo will be a Giallorossi player next season, sparking speculations about a possible transfer to Juventus or Tottenham Hotspur.
The price tag noted down by Paratici for Zaniolo was €40m, and according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, that’s how much the Giallorossi could be asking for next summer.
Paratici also wrote that Chiesa would cost €50m and he eventually signed the player for a similar fee.
The Italy winger moved to Turin in 2020 on a paid €10m loan with an option to buy for €40m and €10 add-ons.
The Tottenham director also bought Romero…twice.
The first time at Juventus, when he secured the services of the Argentinean on a permanent €26m deal from Genoa.
Romero left the club before making his debut with the Bianconeri, joining Atalanta after a few weeks of training at Continassa.
He was named the best defender in Serie A for the 2020-21 campaign and Paratici signed him again at Tottenham last summer for €55m.
Tonali was under contract with Brescia at the time of Paratici’s transfer note. The Italy midfielder joined Milan in 2020.