Nicolo Zaniolo, what many believe is the closest they will get to see a player like Francesco Totti in this day and age has been showing immense offensive potential with his quick dribbling skills, scoring ability, and neat chance creating. Tottenham Hotspur have been showing an interest in Roma’s attacking midfielder as Zaniolo can be a really well box-to-box midfielder while also switching up and flanking on the wing – something that can give the Spurs the offensive push they require to threaten the Premier League defence. Although providing 4 G/A in the 23 games he has played for the Roma side, the stats do little to no justice to the role in his playmaking abilities and key position in the Roma side whenever he starts and plays.
Zaniolo who was awarded the Serie A best young player of 2018/19 is known for his exciting midfield presence, offensive dribbling, and a constant attacking threat on the flanks
According to recent transfer rumours, the “I Giallorossi” have put on £40 Million price tag on their offensive midfielder if the Spurs want to bag him.
With the Tottenham Hotspur challenging for the UEFA qualification spot (and hopefully playing in it), an offensive midfielder could be just the right addition to their team’s depth and movement in the very right direction.
The midfield decline in Spurs is undeniable with some pundits calling it the ‘problem’ and with the signing of an offensive midfielder like Zaniolo, Tottenham seems to be making the right moves.
He fits perfectly in Conte’s signature 3-5-2 formation being the perfect box-to-box midfielder mixing in the attacking front of the team assisting the duo of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son while also making forward runs and sitting down defenders in 1 vs 1s.
My two cents: Zaniolo is just a very aesthetic footballer to enjoy and treat to eyes. Despite not having the stats, his presence and threat on the field is undeniably strong, and w+atching him play for Spurs will be nothing short than magical and might prove to be an improved replacement for the recently loaned Dele Alli.