Juventus and Manchester United Keeping Tabs on Roma Injured Starlet

The fact that Nicolò Zaniolo suffered two massive knee injuries in the span of a year has not scared away the suitors. In particular, Juventus and Manchester United are monitoring his recovery from a second ACL tear ahead of the summer window, however Roma have no plans of selling the player, Libero and Tuttomercatoweb report.

Zaniolo has resumed working on the pitch last week after missing some time because of a bout with COVID and is expected to progressively ramp up his activity, eyeing a return in April as a tune-up for the 2021 European Championship.

However, there is a camp within Roma that would prefer the attacker to take things slow and work towards a comeback for the start of the 2021/2022 season. Professor Christian Fink, which conducted the second surgery at the Gelenkpunkt clinic in Inssburk, is said to be in agreement with the more cautious route, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, which clashes with the eagerness of the player. He is expected to travel to Rome in March to assess the situation and eventually give his greenlight to go into full training.

The CIES Football Observatory considers Zaniolo the most expensive Italian player, setting his price tag at €70M. Roma reportedly asked for €60M when Juventus made at attempt last summer, however the club has changed hands afterwards. The 21-year-old forward has tallied 14 goals and 6 six assists in 69 appearances with the Giallorossi since joining them as part of the Radja Nainggolan deal with Inter.