Newcastle United are reported to be interested in signing 19-year-old Italy U21 midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo who has played at Roma since last summer.
Reports coming out of Italy say that Newcastle United scouts have been watching the left-footed attacking midfielder who is one of the top young talents in Italian football.
Zaniolo joined Roma from Inter last summer in a swap deal involving former Newcastle left-back and the 19-year-old – for Radja Nainggolan.
However, with his excellent form this season for Roma, there have been questions about how the Milan club only valued Zaniolo at €4.5M in that deal that saw him leave Milan.
19-year-old Roma 6ft 3ins attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo
But it’s too late now with the teenager looking like an excellent prospect at Roma.
The 6ft 3ins tall (it’s those hamburgers I tell you) midfield player has played 27 games in total for Roma this season and has scored 5 goals and has 2 assists.
He’s a top teenager, and the type of younger Newcastle should be trying to sign this summer – if we can get him.
But why would Roma sell him this summer – well – except for a very high transfer fee?
Nicolo Zaniolo never played for the Inter-Milan first team, and he has played for the Italy U18, U19, and 4 times for the U21 side.
He made his debut for the Italy U21 team only last October, in a friendly match against Belgium.
What do you think?