Vigorelli replies to Francesco Totti who had said the contract for Zaniolo is ready.
The youngster may deserve more but these diatribes could create unexpected problems. Football doesn’t surprise us anymore. Contracts do not seem to have real value nowadays and the management of the players by the clubs has become difficult and sometimes unsustainable.
Nicolò Zaniolo joined Roma on July 1, 2018. The 19-year-old from Massa (Italy) signed a contract until June 30, 2023, but rumors of his possible contract renewal seem to be insistent and in some sense inexplicable. Dedication and quality should always be rewarded but sometimes negotiations become dialectical skirmishes that should be mitigated by the parties involved.
Right after yesterday’s Serie A match Roma-Cagliari, Francesco Totti had expressed his point of view about Zaniolo and his current contract status. “He has a contract already. Should he have signed for 10 years?,” said Totti to the press joking about the insistent pressure on the contract of the young Italian football star. “He has a contract as a young man because he arrived at the beginning of the year.”
Totti’s words are understandable and justified. The legendary number 10 of the giallorossi is starting to show his class also at managerial level. But Zaniolo’s agent believes his client’s current moment must be taken into account. “Totti’s words surprised me, the last contact with Roma goes back to the time of Monchi. We were told that we will be talking to each other at the end of the season to restructure a contract made at a different time,” said Vigorelli as mentioned by some Italian newspapers today.
“But Totti is right though. Things can be only done in two [finding an agreement between both parties]. We have been waiting for some time for someone from Roma to call us,” concluded Vigorelli.