According to the latest reports, Tottenham Hotspurs registered interest in signing Nicola Zalewski from the Italian club AS Roma. According to the news outlet Calciomercato, ‘Antonio Conte has been tracking the youngster for a while now.’
The report also adds that the Italian manager also ‘asked’ the Tottenham director Fabio Paratici to sign the 20 year old this summer. The same report also claims that Antonio Conte ‘fell in love with this boy’s football’.
People back at the Roman club rates Nicola Zalewski very highly as well and Conte is no exception to that. Last season, the youngster made 23 apps for the Serie A side in all competitions. Though he failed to score a goal for them, he registered 3 assists. Naturally, Zalewski is a winger who loves to operate from the left side of the field.
However, he can accommodate on the right wing as well as feels comfortable playing as an attacking midfielder.Many believe he has a bright future ahead of him. But to make it happen, he needs regular game time with first team football to unleash his true potential.
Will Tottenham be a good fit for Zalewski?
Tottenham Hotspurs are on a roll in this summer transfer window. They already bought six players to reinforce their squad ahead of the new season. Richarlison Andrade, Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Clement Lenglet all joined them. Just a day ago they also announced the signing of Djed Spence. Looks like they backed their coach Antonio Conte thoroughly as well as pleased the fans too.
However, with Perisic and Richarlison ahead of him in the pecking order in his preferred position, it won’t be smart of the youngster to make a move to the Premier League club. Moreover, Jose Mourinho might give him more playing time in the upcoming season.
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