AS Roma forward Nicolo Zaniolo’s agent Claudio Vigorelli has revealed that they are ready to sit down with the club to discuss a new deal.
Zaniolo’s contract expires in 2024, and the lack of progress in the renewal talks has caused uncertainty over his future at Stadio Olimpico.
The Italian forward has also been the subject of transfer interest from Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur, but Roma haven’t received any offers owing to their high valuation.
Vigorelli has stated that Roma have planned for talks later this season while insisting his client is happy at the capital club.
“We have an excellent relationship with Roma and with Tiago Pinto and we have agreed that we will talk about the renewal later in the season, when the management deems it appropriate,” Zaniolo’s agent told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Now the most important thing is to focus on the work and performances on the pitch.
“The club’s management knows that we are always ready to sit down to negotiate. I repeat: relations with Pinto are excellent and Zaniolo is very comfortable in Rome and with the Giallorossi fans.”
Zaniolo has been making steady progress over the last couple of seasons, shaking off the injury troubles that have hampered his career.
Although his numbers aren’t extraordinary, Jose Mourinho is happy that Zaniolo is putting in plenty of hard work and playing without any fitness concerns.
The 23-year-old memorably scored the only goal in last season’s Europa Conference League final against Feyenoord, which handed Roma the title in the inaugural edition of the tournament.
Roma are also looking to extend Chris Smalling’s contract, whose current deal expires next summer.
Having signed Ola Solbakken from Bodo Glimt, Roma are also working on a deal to bring Sasa Lukic from Torino in the January transfer window.
Giallorossi recently crashed to a 3-0 defeat against Cadiz in a friendly fixture. They have two games left against Casa Pia and RKC Waalwijk before returning to Serie A action.
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