Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking to sign the Argentine defender Cristian Romero.
The player was on loan at Atalanta last season and he was outstanding for the Italian outfit.
Most Interceptions in Serie A last season:
9️⃣6️⃣ 🇦🇷 Cristian Romero
8️⃣7️⃣ 🇭🇷 Milan Badelj
7️⃣9️⃣ 🇳🇱 Jerdy Schouten
7️⃣9️⃣ 🇦🇷 José Luis Palomino
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) July 19, 2021
Atalanta have an option to sign the player permanently for a fee of around £13.8 million and it is believed that the Italians will exercise their option and then sell him for a considerable profit.
Newly appointed Tottenham director Fabio Paratici knows the player well having signed him for Juventus back in 2019.
It is no secret that Tottenham will have to improve defensively this summer and the signing of Romero could prove to be a quality long-term acquisition.
The 23-year-old was one of the best defenders in the Italian league last season and he did well in the Champions league with Atalanta as well.
🧠 Cristian Romero made more interceptions (30) than any other player in the Champions League last season
🗞️ Manchester United and Tottenham are rumoured to be interested in signing the Argentine pic.twitter.com/Z3TJ5ZVEd8
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) July 14, 2021
The young defender also helped his country win the Copa America earlier this summer.
Romero is still quite young and he would only improve with experience and coaching. He could prove to be a bargain for the Londoners in the future.
Some of the Tottenham fans seem quite excited about his potential arrival and here is what they had to say about the transfer links on Twitter.
this could be out vvd/dias-esque signing imo
— DhrubO (@THFCDhrubo) July 19, 2021
Yes please I would swap Sanchez for Romero !
— spursman (@spursma74584112) July 19, 2021
This guy looks absolute quality
— George (@GEORGIE_35) July 19, 2021
Ooooooh Cristian Romeroooo
— THFC (@ThfcShelfside) July 19, 2021
Romero yes, pierluigi no
— Alexander Nagla (@AlexanderNagla) July 19, 2021
Apart from being a classy CB, wonder how much of an impact another Argentinian will have on gio. Maybe he fulfils his obvious potential.
— Avyukt Kochhar (@AvyuktK) July 20, 2021