Man United ‘testing waters’ to sign ‘real bargain’ Nicolo Zaniolo: report

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Man United are today being linked with another name in the transfer market; Nicolo Zaniolo.

A new striker, a centre-half, maybe even a winger. Heck, the last thing Manchester United need in their current circumstances is a new midfielder.

Well, Il Messaggero seems to think otherwise. Thanks to Sport Witness for the translation. Apparently, Nicolo Zaniolo is a transfer target for the Old Trafford club.

The report claims that United are ‘testing the waters’ to secure a ‘summer coup, with the 21-year-old seen as a ‘real bargain’.

Zaniolo would reportedly cost £25m (€30m) to buy this summer, which is much lower than the buying club would’ve had to shell out this time twelve months ago.


Why, you ask? Well, Zaniolo has had knee ligament issues this season, meaning AS Roma couldn’t command the sort of figures that they were after when clubs were sniffing around in 2020.

It’s stated that Roma’s technical director, Tiago Pinto, is already hard at work to ‘fend off’ the attack of United, while Chelsea are also keen too.

I’ll reiterate, the last thing the Red Devils need is another midfielder – unless the club know something we don’t. Perhaps Paul Pogba is finally going to be allowed to leave, or maybe Ole Gunnar Solsjaer is already deciding to pull the plug on the Donny van de Beek experiment.

Right now, I’d take this one with a pinch of salt. Unless we hear something concrete about a potential departure, I’d be wary of this rumour. That’s not to take away from Zaniolo, who is an excellent player. I just don’t think he should be atop United’s priority-list right now.

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