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‘…about to make the offer’ Journalist claims Spurs’ bid for yet another star player is ‘imminent’

By Mehdi Gokal -

According to CNN contributor Tancredi Palmeri, Tottenham Hotspur are ‘about to’ make a bid for AS Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo, with an offer seemingly imminent.

Spurs, who are looking to build on their top-four finish in the Premier League last season, got their season off to a flying start. Goals from Ryan Sessegnon, Eric Dier, Mohammed Salisu (own goal), and Dejan Kulusevski helped them to a comfortable 4-1 win over Southampton.

Antonio Conte, who will be delighted with the perfect start to the new season is looking to further strengthen his squad with AS Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo said to be his top target.

And according to a reputable Italian journalist, Palmeri, who is also a contributor at CNN a spurs bid for the Roma star is imminent. He tweeted: ‘Tottenham is about to make the offer for Zaniolo.’

There are reports suggesting that Roma will not be budging at anything less than £50m, and if speculations are to be believed, it looks like Spurs might be willing to meet their valuation. Whether it is a straight cash offer or cash plus player offer is something that we’ll have to wait and see since Jose Mourinho is interested in a couple of Spurs players as well. But regardless, it looks like Spurs are closer than ever to landing Conte’s top target.

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coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago

As we all know, phrases like “about to make an offer” mean precisely nothing! It’s just idle speculation. However the following narrative, which has been reported on several sites, may be much closer to the truth. Here is one version of it …

“Roma unhappy with Tottenham’s lowball bid!” … “Spurs’s bid of a season-long loan, with an obligation to buy for €25m, plus a further €10m in add-ons, was rejected by the Serie A side (Roma)”. [This is not a new bid by the way, but is reportedly our only bid].

Which is about all I, or any marginally sane individual, would offer for a boy who’s had two season-ending ACL injuries in 3 years and never played in the EPL, the most physical league in the world!

… and then there’s this … “According to Romagiallorossa.it sources close to Nicolo Zaniolo have ‘categorically denied’ that AS Roma are negotiating the player’s potential sale to Tottenham this summer!”

So for those of the fan base fantasizing about the most over-developed thighs in Italian football turning up at Hotspur Way, in the form of a boy who looks like he spends every waking hour down the tattoo parlour, there could be disappointment on the horizon!

Last edited 1 month ago by coys1882
CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago
Reply to  coys1882

Agreed on the price. His injury history is diabolical, and one struggles to imagine just how much worse it would get moving over here. Add to that our infamous medical staff that is yet to release Oliver Skipp from its jaws some six months on and it’s a recipe for disaster.

I haven’t looked all over, but I also get the feeling there’s no enthusiasm at all among Spurs fans for this signing. The best it gets is “well if Conte wants him…”. Getting Zaniolo for 50M while we could have Maddison for 60M would be an incredibly poor bit of business.

coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Agreed on all point CS. There is too much risk in my eyes, even at 25M. However, like you say, if Conte wants him and it’s a season-long loan with an obligation to buy, if he can stay healthy for a season in the EPL, then maybe the deal makes sense. Otherwise it’s a non-starter.

Sonificent
Sonificent
1 month ago
Reply to  coys1882

I would love us to get Maddison. Would give us a different option.

coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago
Reply to  Sonificent

True.

Filip Fric
Filip Fric
1 month ago

“Preparing an offer” or “getting ready to offer..” or “monitoring the situation around…” or “about to make an offer” are the least creative repetitive article titles in football journalism, feels like a robot writes these. Thank god we have harry at least, always interesting to read or listen

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