Nicolo Zaniolo now reportedly unlikely to join Tottenham

Niccolò Zaniolo during the Italian Serie A football match between A.S. Roma and Udinese at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on april 13, 2019.

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly won't be signing the Roma ace this summer.

Nicolo' Zaniolo of AS Roma celebrates scoring first during the Serie A match between AS Roma and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 3 April 2019.

According to a report from Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, AS Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo is now unlikely to join Tottenham, as the north London outfit press on in their pursuit of Real Betis ace Giovani Lo Celso.

The Daily Star claimed yesterday that Spurs are closing in on the double signing of Betis man Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.

According to Italian football expert Alfredo Pedulla, the 20-year-old Italian informed Tottenham earlier this summer that he wanted to move to north London.

 

Meanwhile, Calcio Mercato claimed that Spurs have already offered £36 million plus Toby Alderweireld for Zaniolo.

Considering the fact that the Belgian has a £25 milling release clause, the total value of the reported deal would have been around £61 million for Tottenham.

At 6ft 3in tall, Zaniolo cuts an imposing figure, and his technical ability, combined with his wonderful vision would surely have proven to be a huge asset for Spurs.

Nicolo Zaniolo of Italy looks on during the 2020 UEFA European Championships group J qualifying match between Italy and Finland at Stadio Friuli on March 23, 2019 in Udine, Italy.

Should they get a deal for Lo Celso over the line, however, their need for the Italian youngster would be drastically reduced.

Calcio Mercato claims that if, or more likely when, the Real Betis midfielder moves to Tottenham, the door will be closed on the Roma ace's hopes of joining Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Nicolo Zaniolo of Italy looks on during a Italy training session at Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano on April 29, 2019 in Florence, Italy.

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