Former Roma striker Roberto Pruzzo discussed Zaniolo’s future as well as Roma’s upcoming summer transfer window.
“If someone’s willing to spend €50 million on Zaniolo, I’ll think about it,” he told Il Messaggero. “But then, you’d need to find somebody who scores more than him.”
“If, for example, you collect that amount and sign Berardi and another midfielder, the fans might appreciate it.”
“Berardi is a guarantee. He now plays permanently for the national team, is 27 years old and has scored more than 100 goals in Serie A. However, he’s been at Sassuolo for the past five years.”
“But,” Pruzzo continued, “All things considered, I think I’d keep Zaniolo. I wouldn’t risk it. He still has two years on his contract and if help him improve next season you can sell him even for €50-70 million.”
“First, however, an agreement must be found on the contract which is something they’ve been working on for some time. Maybe the two goals in the league can become 12, Roma could then re-evaluate the player and have him play in Mourinho’s system or even in a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1.”
“You need someone dynamic in the midfield, someone who is capable of playing both ends of the pitch. A complete player, also able to score goals.”