Roma star Zaniolo admits he idolised two former Milan midfielders

By Oliver Fisher -

Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo has admitted that he grew up watching two former AC Milan stars whom he idolised.

Zaniolo has been a revelation for Roma since breaking into the first team, scoring 11 goals in 50 games in all competitions for the Giallorossi.

He actually played for both Genoa and Fiorentina as a youth player before moving to Inter from Virtus Entella, and then he eventually ended up in the capital as part of a swap deal which saw Radja Nainggolan join the Nerazzurri.

Zaniolo recently netted the winner for Roma in their 2-1 victory over the Rossoneri at the Stadio Olimpico, and the 20-year-old spoke to about growing up wanting to be a footballer.

“Kaka inspired me for the way he played, and his position on the pitch was similar to my own,” Zaniolo said (via Football Italia).

“I also enjoyed watching Ronaldinho play. I’d watch games just for him.”

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