Nicolo Zaniolo agrees to a 4-year contract with Juventus

Nicolo Zaniolo is keen on a summer transfer to Juventus. But the Bianconeri management needs to convince Roma, who remain adamant about their asking price for the Italy international.

According to Fabiana Della Valle (via La Gazzetta dello Sport), Nicolo Zaniolo has already agreed to a four-year contract with Juventus.

The report understands that the 23-year-old will earn a net salary of €4 million (including bonuses) per season in this new contract offered by the Old Lady. The salary, same as that of Federico Bernardeschi at Juventus, will be a million and a half more than what the Italian currently earns in Rome. 

Now, Juventus will need to convince Roma to offload one of their finest players in this summer transfer window. It is understood that the Giallorossi have already rebuffed Juventus’ initial attempt to lure a deal away from the Italian capital.

The Roman club doesn’t want a counterpart and has thus rejected the offer to take Arthur Melo, Weston McKennie, or Moise Kean in exchange for Zaniolo. The fixed part of €20-€25 million did not interest the winners of the first edition of the UEFA Europa Conference League either.

Roma are reportedly demanding a fee of around €60 million. Juventus could take the same route they had taken while signing Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina and Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo. They intend to offer Roma €10 million for a one-year loan plus a right to redemption worth around €30-€35 million.

Roma are not currently convinced by Juventus’ valuation of a potential transfer for Zaniolo. But the situation could improve in the coming weeks.

GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder

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