Agent: ‘Zaniolo like a caged lion’

Nicolo Zaniolo’s agent has revealed how the Roma midfielder was ‘chomping at the bit like a lion in a cage’ before making his comeback.

Zaniolo was supposed to be ruled out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury suffered back in January.

However, the extended campaign meant the 21-year-old was able to return last night during Roma’s 2-1 defeat to Napoli.

“We experienced this moment with great pleasure,” Claudio Vigorito told Calciomercato.it

“He’d been feeling ready for several weeks now. He was chomping at the bit like a lion in a cage.

“Seeing him on the pitch 175 days later was a relief for everyone. He’s a revitalised champion for Roma and all of Italian football.”

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