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Report: Newcastle to scout Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo on Thursday night

Newcastle United will reportedly scout Nicolo Zaniolo on Thursday night.

That’s according to Calciomercato, who claim the Magpies, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will watch the Italian star.

Zaniolo is set to play at the King Power Stadium, with Roma taking on Leicester in the Europa Conference League semi-final.

The 22-year-old is an attacking midfielder who can also operate as a winger. He’s catching a lot of attention and it makes sense that he’s a Newcastle transfer target. Zaniolo has been one of the stand-out players for Jose Mourinho’s side.

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Newcastle won’t just be facing competition from other English sides. Tuttosport report that Juventus are also eyeing up the Italy international.

Zaniolo has overcome his injury problems and is a shining star for Roma

Zaniolo has had the spotlight on him from a very young age. The possible Newcastle transfer target was seen as a future star when he was at Inter Milan. However, he was sold to A.S. Roma in 2018.

Back in 2020, Zaniolo had a couple of injury setbacks. In January he suffered an ACL injury in his right leg. Then in September, he would suffer another ACL injury – but this time it was in his left leg.

The second injury in particular took its toll on him. He’d hit a great run of form around that time before the second horrific injury happened.

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This season, Zaniolo has managed to remain injury-free and really shine for Roma. It’s no wonder Newcastle United and other top sides are scouting him.

Whether the Magpies look further at the 22-year-old after the clash with Leicester is yet to be seen. He’s definitely a target for many clubs and will command a high fee.

But ever since Newcastle’s new owners arrived, a plethora of names are linked with the club. They have the finances to compete with anyone in world football. But not competing in Europe will be an obstacle for the Magpies.

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