The rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham has spilled over into the transfer window, with both clubs making inquiries about Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder made a blistering start to his Roma career, securing a regular starting position in the team and attracting attention from several of Europe’s biggest clubs, following a string of impressive performances in Serie A and the Champions League.
Despite at one stage being linked with the likes of Real Madrid,
However, according to Gazetta dello Sport his return from injury has lead to a resurgence in demand for the teenager, with North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham having both reportedly held talks with Zaniolo’s representatives about luring him away from Serie A.
Zaniolo arrived in the Italian capital following a stint at Internazionale where he failed to earn a cap for the senior team, despite impressing for their Primavera side. However, his time at Roma has been far more successful, picking up six goals in all competitions prior to his injury – earning himself an international call up in the process.
Perhaps the coveted teenager’s most notable achievement came in a fixture against Porto, where he became the youngest Italian to score two goals in a single Champions League