Lampard, the cold shot
cited as a favorite at the Norwich coach station, Frank Lampard decided to refuse the post left vacant by Daniel Farke, fired by his direction. © Provided by Football 365 Frank Lampard After trailing Derby County and Chelsea, Frank Lampard seemed closer to never discover a third English bench. Considered as the number one option to succeed a Daniel Farke dismissed from his duties on the Norwich side, the former international midfielder preferred to give up.
As per Italian newspaper Il Tempo, via Sport Witness, Tottenham Hotspur have their sights on another Serie A star in Roma playmaker Nicolo Zaniolo. © Provided by Transfer Tavern roma star nicolo zaniolo
The Lowdown: Conte eyeing Serie A raid…
Sources from abroad have already indicated that Spurs’ new manager Antonio Conte is set to raid his homeland in search of top talent.
Indeed, Calciomercato first namedropped a plethora of Serie A stars being eyed by the Italian, while other reports from England claimed that the 52-year-old will be backed by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Sharing news after Conte’s appointment, The Sun believe he will be granted a £150m kitty to oversee a major squad overhaul.
Conte given huge Spurs dilemma after "incredible" £25m-rated dynamo delivers statement - opinion
Steven Bergwijn may have just handed Antonio Conte a fresh selection dilemma at Tottenham Hotspur.The Lilywhites, who currently sit ninth in the Premier League table, welcome Leeds United to N17 on Sunday when they will be looking to vastly change their fortunes on the pitch.
Dusan Vlahovic and Franck Kessie are two names repeatedly linked with a move to north London, while the former Chelsea boss is also said to be eyeing defensive reinforcements in Stefan de Vrij and Matthijs de Ligt.
Sharing more news on Tottenham’s transfer plans, Il Tempo bring an update as the club cast one eye on a possible heir to former club favourite Christian Eriksen.
The Latest: Spurs eye Zaniolo move…
As per the Italian newspaper, via Sport Witness, Tottenham are ‘at the window’ for Roma’s prized asset as they await ‘developments in the transfer window’ regarding his future at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Serie A giants see Zaniolo as a ‘pillar of the future’ and want to extend his deal, even though his current contract isn’t set to expire until 2024.
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They are apparently aware of interest from both Spurs and Juventus, with the two clubs watching on and waiting to see what happens ahead of January.
The Verdict: Ideal Eriksen replacement…
Despite his injury issues over the past year, Zaniolo could come as an ideal heir to Eriksen nearly two years after the latter’s departure to Inter Milan.
The Lilywhites have sorely missed his threatening presence in midfield, as emphasised by Ramon Vega and Jamie O’Hara, and the 22-year-old’s numbers indicate he could be a real attacking asset for Tottenham.
Over his 10 Serie A starts this season, the Italy international has averaged an impressive 2.2 shots on goal per 90, with only superstar duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min managing more in a Spurs jersey (WhoScored).
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Man Utd are made to pay for dithering on their manager, while Antonio Conte inspires Spurs, and Steven Gerrard is off to a winning start.He has only witnessed two games so far, but Antonio Conte doesn't do matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by halves. Following that chaotic victory over Vitesse Arnhem here in the Europa Conference League, his side staged a brilliant comeback to ensure momentum remains intact under their new ebullient head coach.
The top talent has also completed 2.2 successful take-ons per match in that time, with winger Lucas Moura the only Tottenham player to better that number so far over 2021/22 (WhoScored).
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Zaniolo has also attracted major plaudits, namely from Stefano Vecchi, his former coach at Inter, who called him a ‘Lampard-type’ player in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Goal). Meanwhile, speaking on Tottenham’s previous interest in the player to succeed Eriksen in late 2019, The Daily Express claimed that the Roma starlet could be the ‘the perfect replacement long-term’.
Valued at around £36m by Transfermarkt, this could be a small price to pay for a player who is evidently quite highly regarded.
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Frank Lampard makes admission involving Derby County and Mel Morris .
Former Derby County boss Frank Lampard has admitted on The Overlap that not getting the club promoted is the biggest regret of his career to date. The 43-year-old previously took on the role at Pride Park back in the summer of 2018 in what was his first venture into management after retiring from playing and […]The 43-year-old previously took on the role at Pride Park back in the summer of 2018 in what was his first venture into management after retiring from playing and was quickly tasked with assembling a squad that was capable of challenging at the top end of the Championship.