Former Torino sporting director Massimo Bava has revealed that the club was ‘very close’ to signing Nicolo Zaniolo back in 2016.
Zaniolo was only 17 at the time of his move to Virtus Entella, having just been released by Fiorentina, and the attacking midfielder has gone on to star for Roma and Italy.
However, Bava claims he could have been bound for Toro and not Entella, explaining what had put him off from adding the 20-year-old to the club’s youth academy.
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