Nicolò Zaniolo is doing good things at Roma. On the other side, Nainggolan is passing through a tough moment. But Zaniolo’s father has unveiled details about the deal made by the giallorossi and the nerazzurri.
Sometimes, transfer market negotiations can get to a point of no return. This is what happened last summer when Inter approached Roma for Radja Nainggolan. Luciano Spalletti firmly wanted the Belgian star in his group, but according to Zaniolo’s father, the nerazzurri have been obliged to trade out his son.
In a recent interview to cosenzachannel.it, he said: “Roma had vetoed Nainggolan’s negotiation. If Zaniolo had refused Roma then Nainggolan would not have moved to Inter.”
In a certain way, Inter were ‘forced‘ to trade out the Italian youngster. “A relevant factor was that Spalletti strongly wanted the Belgian player. So, Inter had to say yes.”
Zaniolo‘s father was also asked about the differences between him and his son Nicolò. “I was an agonist, my son is an athlete. Certainly, he is much better and stronger than me. He has a lot more talent and technique but my same desire to conquer the ball. But let’s say the truth, he is 19 and already so much better than me.”
“Back in my day, something started to change. In today’s football, if you are not at the top level both physically and mentally you cannot reach certain stages,” concluded Zaniolo’s father.