Euro Football Rumours

Newcastle tracking Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo

Nicolo Zaniolo is a target for Newcastle in the summer transfer window.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Newcastle are tracking Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.

The Italy international joined Roma from Internazionale for a fee in the region of 4.5 million euros in July 2018. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.

Nicolo Zaniolo
Nicolo Zaniolo

This season, Zaniolo has scored 5 goals and provided 2 assists in 27 appearances for Roma.

The 19-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Italy.

Nicolo Zaniolo has represented Italy at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 24 caps and scoring 6 goals.

AS Roma
AS Roma

The Italy international has impressed in Serie A this season and is starting to attract the interest of Premier League clubs.

The report claims that Newcastle manager has extensively scouted Nicolo Zaniolo and is considering a move for the midfielder. Rafael Benítez is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

Nicolo Zaniolo can play multiple positions in attack.

According to Tribalfootball (via The Evening Chronicle), “AS Roma superkid Nicolo Zaniolo is interesting Newcastle United. The Evening Chronicle says sources in Italy have revealed that United scouts have checked out the 19-year-old AS Roma midfielder after emerging as one of Serie A’s top young talents. Zaniolo ended up at Roma as part of a swap deal with Inter Milan last season as the teenager and ex-Toon defender Davide Santon were traded for Radja Nainggolan. However, Inter’s judgment has been questioned as the midfield youngster’s part in the deal was valued at just €4.5million.”


A big money bid from Newcastle could tempt Roma into selling their prized asset.

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Newcastle.

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