By Liam Thomas

1st Feb, 2023 | 4:10pm

Nicolo Zaniolo faces AS Roma exile after empty Everton transfer approach

Corriere Dello Sport are reporting that Everton made an empty transfer approach to bring AS Roma maestro Nicolo Zaniolo to Goodison Park on loan in January.

The report claims the midfielder now faces a “real hell” of five months after the club were unsuccessful in offloading the wantaway talent on deadline day.

Leeds United, RB Leipzig and Southampton were also said to be in the running to sign the Italian but also like the Toffees, failed in their pursuits.

“The Zaniolo case continues to be discussed, with the player who has experienced real hell in the last few hours,” as quoted by Corriere dello Sport. (1 February)

“In the last hours of the transfer market, Tiago Pinto had contact with the managers of Leeds, but the English club did not accept the request for a loan with an obligation to buy.

“Then an empty attempt by Leipzig followed by Southampton and Everton, who came forward but only for a dry loan.”

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It’s strange how Everton made all these approaches for players but failed to pull off transfers for any of them, what have they actually been doing in negotiations?

Either players are completely put off from joining the club that is in clear turmoil or the powers that be making the deals happen aren’t up to the standards of a Premier League side.

To be honest, it’s likely a bit of both in the case of the Toffees and if you are being completely clear, no player in their right mind would want to come to Goodison right now.

A potential relegation, a managerial sacking last week and owners who have absolutely no idea what they are doing, yeah, that sounds like an attractive package.

As always, until things are sorted out in the upper echelons of the club, poor transfer windows and results will continue to wreak havoc at the club.

This transfer window, however, has made it clear that Everton isn’t the place to be.