Roma and Nicolò Zaniolo are unlikely to agree to an extension anytime soon, which fuels speculations about a possible January exit. There are no ongoing negotiations, but a few teams would be interested if he were indeed available, Alfredo Pedullà reports.
The starlet is under contract until 2024, but his relationship with the club and the supporters is wearing thin. The brass considers his requests excessive. The attacker asked for €4M plus add-ons to re-up. Director Tiago Pinto recently downplayed the buzz on that front, but there have been no advancements in months.
According to the transfer market expert, Zaniolo is starting to realize that leaving Roma might be the right choice. Juventus and Milan are possible landing spots for the summer. However, some Premier League clubs could make an attempt by the end of the month.
Newcastle, West Ham, and Nottingham Forest have inquired. A €25M offer plus €5M bonuses could be enough to acquire him. Considering his contractual situation and lackluster performances, the Giallorossi can’t demand too much money.
Our Take on Roma and Zaniolo
There’s no denying this campaign hasn’t gone well for the forward, and the writing might be on the wall at this point. Only a run of really great showings could rekindle the spark between him, the team, and the fans, which is very feeble right now. From a technical and economic standpoint, the capital side would benefit from cashing in on him and investing the profits in Davide Frattesi, as it would streamline their tactics.
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