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Report: Conte now wants Spurs to sign a player who loves Jose Mourinho

According to CalcioMercato, Antonio Conte has instructed Fabio Paratici to go out and sign Nicola Zalewski from AS Roma. The Italian manager is reportedly ‘crazy’…

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According to CalcioMercato, Antonio Conte has instructed Fabio Paratici to go out and sign Nicola Zalewski from AS Roma.

The Italian manager is reportedly ‘crazy’ about Zalewski, and he wants the 20-year-old brought to north London as soon as possible.

Of course, this isn’t the first Roma player Spurs have been linked with this summer, links to Nicolo Zaniolo continue to persist, and now, they want Zalewski.

However, getting Zalewski out of Rome may not be an easy task. After all, by all accounts, the player is absolutely loving playing under Jose Mourinho.

Indeed, Zalewski has gone on the record on numerous occasions to praise his manager.

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“It should be normal to give a good player an opportunity even if he is young. Mourinho does it,” Zalewski said last season.

“I play where the coach asks me to play. I am a left winger, left midfielder, trequartista. I adapt: it is Mourinho told me he was ready to change my position. If I have to say my preferred role then it’s high up on the left wing.”

“I can say that Mourinho encourages you, motivates you, always asks you for something more.”

It does sound as though Zalewski would be a brilliant player for Antonio Conte. After all, he’s a talented left-footer who can play anywhere down that flank, but this deal may not be easy.

Indeed, It will be tough to convince Zalewski to ditch Mourinho for Tottenham, especially when you consider the history between the two parties.

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Indeed, if Zalewski is to leave Roma, he’s sure to ask his mentor for some advice on his next steps, and after being unceremoniously dumped by Spurs last April, it’s hard to imagine Mourinho will be pushing the 20-year-old towards north London.

The respect for Mourinho from Zalewski is there for all to see.

After winning the Europa Conference League this year., Zalewski was asked to name one person to thank for his success, and Mourinho was at the top of his list.

“If I had to name one person, it’d be the coach. If I could name many, it’d be all my teammates, the club and those who stood by me. I hope this is just the beginning.” Zalewski said.

At the age of just 20, it would be something of a risk for Zalewski to move to Spurs at this moment in time, especially as there’s no clear route into the starting XI for him going into the new season.

The youngster could be a brilliant signing for Spurs, but, in our view, he may be better off staying and learning under Mourinho for a couple more years.

However, with Conte reportedly a massive fan of this player, this is certainly a situation to keep an eye on.

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