Report: Tottenham and Newcastle to scout Nicolo Zaniolo this week
Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are planning to send scouts to watch Nicolo Zaniolo in action in the Europa Conference League this Thursday, according to a report from Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb.
Roma will take on Leicester City in the semi-final this week. The first-leg will be played at the King Power Stadium, with Jose Mourinho set to return to England with the Giallorossi.
And it seems that a number of Premier League sides plan to keep an eye on proceedings.
Tuttomercatoweb reports that Arsenal plan to scout Tammy Abraham. Meanwhile, Tottenham and Newcastle are monitoring Zaniolo.
The report notes that Spurs wanted Zaniolo while Mourinho was at the helm. And they have continued to remain admirers of the 22-year-old now that Antonio Conte is in place.
Zaniolo is expected to move on from the Italian capital this summer. He reportedly has an offer from England already, with Roma ready to accept a fee of £42 million at the end of the season.
Tottenham and Newcastle will definitely bid if Zaniolo can repeat his previous display in the competition
Obviously, there is still some way to go before the summer window opens.
Thursday night’s display may not decide whether the clubs bid for the youngster. But it is hard to imagine the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle not making a bid should he replicate his previous performance in the competition.
He bagged a hat-trick in the quarter-final second-leg to see Roma through. So producing anything like that performance against Premier League opposition could be decisive.
It is going to be a big summer for Tottenham and Newcastle. Both will show some real ambition.
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