Roma Looking to Fend Off Tottenham Interest with New Deal for Starlet

After wrapping up the negotiation with Lorenzo Pellegrini, Roma will switch their focus onto Nicolò Zaniolo. Both players are front and center in the new project with José Mourinho at the helm. The contract of the winger is up in 2023, but the management has already opened talks to prolong it.

According to, Roma aim to tack on at least one more year to the expiration date. Zaniolo is on the same page as he desires to try winning some trophies with Mourinho. The Portuguese gaffer repeatedly heaped praise on him since taking over.

Roma would quell the transfer market buzz with the extension. Tottenham inquired about the player in recent weeks. Former Juventus director Fabio Paratici has always been a big fan of the Italian starlet. If it were not for the major injures at inopportune times, the Bianconeri would have made serious offers to sign him in the past.

While the brass and the player are on the same page, they need to come to terms on the wages. The arrival of Tammy Abraham, who makes €4.5M, has raised the bar economically speaking inside the locker room. The two Italian linchpins are looking to get to close to that level with their new contacts. The Roma front office are willing to increase their salaries, but it remains to be seen by how much. In any case, there is momentum toward reaching an agreement, and it is unlikely Zaniolo will leave the Giallorossi anytime soon, the site adds.