ROMA whizkid Nicolo Zaniolo was forced to remind his mum of her age following a string of sexy selfies she posted on Instagram.

The 41-year-old Francesca Costa boasts more than 169,000 followers on the social media platform, but incurred the wrath of her child after one too many duck faces.

Francesca Costa has incurred the wrath of son Nicolo Zaniolo due to her Instagram posts

Zaniolo has starred for the Serie A side in his maiden season in Rome following his move from Inter Milan last summer.

He netted both goals against Porto in the Champions League earlier in the week as he announced himself on the European stage.

The ace has racked up 22 appearances in all competitions for the Giallorossi, chipping in with five goals, and is staking his claim to be called up for the Italian national team.

But as he begins to get more attention, he has urged his mother to keep a lower profile following a number of snaps uploaded online.

Costa, 41, has been reminded of her age after posting too many sexy selfies
Roma midfielder Zaniolo has starred for the Italian club this season
Costa boasts more than 169,000 followers on Instagram

According to Corriere dello Sport, in a recent picture posted by Costa, Zaniolo commented: “Stop mum.

“What are you doing with your mouth like that? You’re 40!”

Roma will be looking to protect the youngster from any media trolls as he begins to blossom at Stadio Olimpico.

Some have even claimed he is the natural successor to club legend Francesco Totti.

Brunette beauty Costa is married to former footballer Igor Zaniolo

And Costa recently spoke of the time she embarrassed Zaniolo when the duo met Totti.

She said: “I saw him the first time we were in Trigoria. He came to us and I started crying.

“He told me: ‘What are you crying for me?’. I could not speak.

“Nicolo told me: ‘What are you doing to me?’. There was also my husband Igor who laughed.”