English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are close to signing AS Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.
On the 24th (Korean time), British media 90MIN reported that “coach Jose Mourinho has approved the transfer of Zaniolo.”
According to this, Tottenham continues to negotiate with AS Roma over the signing of Zaniolo, and the transfer fee, which had a disagreement, is also reaching an agreement. 슬롯사이트
90MIN said, “Zaniolo has been Tottenham’s long-term goal since the summer of 2022. At that time, the recruitment move was not specific, but this time negotiations are going well. Tottenham and Roma are aware that any deal will cost 30 million euros. I agree,” he said.
“However, the problem is still the way the deal is done. Roma is also open for loan, but only if there is a mandatory purchase clause. Tottenham are positive about the addition, but the clause will only be activated if they qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. If we can’t advance, we want to change it to a choice rather than a mandatory clause.” Tottenham are currently in fifth place, three points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.
However, as manager Mourinho approved the transfer, the possibility of a transfer increased. Last summer, the transfer market completely changed the policy that Zaniolo could not be sold.
Zaniolo, who plays for the Italian national team, is known as a key player for AS Roma, but things are different this season. 1 goal in all of his 13 Serie A matches.
As the contract expired in 2024, Roma, who had been pushing for a renewal, changed their policy to cash out Zaniolo.
After beating Spezia 2-0, Mourinho said: “He said, ‘I want to leave’. Of course, that doesn’t mean he will. I say this because he is an important player and has great value in the transfer market. The offer on the negotiating table is “It’s not worthy of him or the club,” he said.
Tottenham have been criticized for needing a creative midfielder since parting ways with Christian Eriksen. Regarded as a versatile midfielder who can play all over the second line, Zaniolo is expected to be able to bring creativity and diversity to the attack if he joins Tottenham.