Roma and Italy starlet Nicolò Zaniolo says he is ‘fascinated’ by the Premier League and admits he dreams of playing with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Zaniolo is currently out of action with a knee injury and has just recovered from COVID.
“I’ve been training on the pitch for the last two or three days,” Zaniolo told fans in a Clubhouse chat.
“I think I’ll return to action in April,” he added.
“I often watch Premier League games. It’s quicker and more physical than Serie A, it’s a nice and fascinating league,” Zaniolo said.
“There are many players I’d like to play with, the dream would be [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic.”
What did he make of the derby Roma lost in January?
“I could do nothing on my own, I could have been an extra weapon, but a player doesn’t make a team. The team is the most important thing and we lost 3-0. We wouldn’t win 5-3 if I had played.
“It’s normal to make mistakes. In the derby [Roger] Ibanez made one, but it happens.”