Liverpool had an excellent summer transfer window. The Reds were typically nifty with their maneuvers, buying low and selling high, buying smart and selling wise. Michael Edwards brought in a trio of talented footballers and sold off some fringe players and youth players who hadn’t made the grade. There were of course a number of players the club was linked with that didn’t arrive, an agent has explained why Liverpool didn’t sign Nicolo Zaniolo this summer.
Who is Nicolo Zaniolo?
21-year-old attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo is the crown jewel of the current AS Roma side.
The Italian wonderkid is the Roman side’s prized possession given his abundance of potential.
Last season the youngster bagged six goals and two assists in 16 starts and 10 sub appearances in the league before his campaign was cut short by another nasty injury.
In January of this year the youngster ruptured his cruciate ligament, he repeated the injury last month and is expected to be out until March.
Why Liverpool didn’t sign Zaniolo
Liverpool were continuously linked with a move for Nicolo Zaniolo over the summer.
Corriere Dello Sport suggested the Reds could make an offer of £55m, an offer the Romans wouldn’t be able to reject.
Speaking to Tuttosport, the player’s agent shed some light on why the youngster didn’t leave Roma during the transfer window:
“All the top clubs were interested in Nicolo. Then the injury, the pandemic and the new ownership (at Roma) changed the situation.”
What RTK has to say
There’s no way Liverpool would splash this sort of money on a player with glass knees.
We do hope that the youngster manages to keep fit in future as it’s horrible to see a young and talented footballer have their careers ravaged by injuries.
He will most likely not be ending up at Liverpool though, at least not in the near future. We don’t make expensive gambles on the chronically crocked.