Not only Mauro Icardi, Juventus was also planning a transfer of young AS Roma, Nicolo Zaniolo in the 2019 summer transfer market. Interestingly here, when the road to the defending champions Serie A eight consecutive times will not be easy, Tottenham Hotspur also included in the plan.
Zaniolo, 20 years old, became a player who was on the shopping list in the transfer market this time. His name is selling well on the market thanks to his slick appearance with Rome. This status was obtained by the player after helping Roma in penetrating its target of competing in the top flight of the Serie A season.
Although Roma experienced a decline in performance, but his performance was not disappointing because Zaniolo became a growing player. For his consistent appearance, Zaniolo successfully recorded 27 times playing as a regular in Serie A and bagged four goals and two assists.
This note is the main reason why Juventus are interested in Zaniolo’s signature. Zaniolo’s name was mentioned as being on the agenda of the Bianconeri’s sporting director Fabio Paratici, who was discovered accidentally by a trusted source.
Luckily for Juventus because other sources say that Zaniolo is a Juventus fan and really wants to be in his squad. However, Juventus must really fight for the player because they have to compete with Tottenham if they want to get his signature.
This competition is evident, because Tottenham was said to have thrown a letter of offer to AS Roma recently. Investigated, the club from the English Premier League was willing to pay Zaniolo with a sum of 23 million euros plus Toby Alderweireld as a medium of exchange.
Rome itself is claimed to only want to release Zaniolo in the price range of 60 million euros for Zaniolo. However, Juventus are not trembling with Tottenham’s attitude, in this case they are ready to make Gonzalo Higuain as part of the Zaniolo transfer agreement.
Higuain was said to have been included in Rome’s planning, but the player’s agent brushed aside all the news by ensuring Higuain stayed at Allianz Turin next season. The figure of the former Real Madrid player has just experienced a bad season with Chelsea, recorded a declining appearance in the 2018-2019 season yesterday both with the Blues and AC Milan.
Responding to this issue, observers said that if Rome did not question Higuain’s status yesterday. They are said to have solidified Higuain as the right candidate to fill Edin Dzeko’s position. The Bosnian Montenegro player is known to be Inter Milan’s hunting target if they fail to get Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United.