According to his agent, Nicolo Zaniolo was wanted by Tottenham Hotspur during the summer, but he explained why he renewed with Roma instead.
During the summer, there was a possibility that AS Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo was going to leave to join Tottenham Hotspur.
But according to his agent, Claudio Vigorelli, the player is loving his time with the Italian Lega Serie A club.
“He renewed with Roma and is fine at Roma but obviously we enjoyed the great interest of Tottenham, who were the runners up in the Champions League,” Claudio Vigorelli told The Daily Mail.
“Their concrete interest in him shows how good the boy’s season was. Spurs thought a lot about Nicolo before taking Lo Celso, they focused their attention on him seriously, more than any other club even beyond the Premier League.”
“I can say that only Mauricio Pochettino’s club has carried out such in-depth market analysis in England,” he added.
“The boy has a mild character despite what is written and sometimes is said in Italy. He is a serious professional on whom Italy will rely on in the future. He was born to be a footballer and wants to do football at great levels.”
“Fonseca has designed an important role for him and Fonseca has trained young talents very well in the past,” he commented.
“Zaniolo resembles Gascoigne very much for his physical qualities but he has a much milder character.”
Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo sits a couple of defenders down before executing the coolest of finishes. pic.twitter.com/KWw6Ymsuw9
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