Cristian Romero 'will inform Atalanta' that he wants to join Tottenham

Cristian Romero ‘will tell Atalanta a move to Tottenham is an opportunity he can’t miss’ as Spurs are handed a major boost in their chase for a new defender this summer after Toby Alderweireld left for Qatar

  • Tottenham reportedly made an improved bid for Cristian Romero on Friday 
  • The 23-year-old centre-back was named Serie A’s best defender last season 
  • Toby Alderweireld left Tottenham to join Qatar based club Al-Duhail last week  
  • Romero was part of the Argentina team that won the Copa America this summer

Cristian Romero will reportedly inform Atalanta that he wants to join Tottenham this summer as he feels it’s ‘an opportunity he can’t miss’.

The Argentine centre back has been linked with a move to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to replace Toby Alderweireld, who joined Qatar based club Al-Duhail last week.

According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano Spurs made an improved bid for Romero reportedly worth £43 million on Friday, and are waiting to see if it will be accepted.

Atalanta defender Cristian Romero has been linked with a move to Tottenham this summer

Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo is in the market for a defender after Toby Alderweireld left

The 23-year-old was an integral part of the Atalanta side that finished third and was named Serie A’s best defender last season. 

Romero is currently on loan at the Nerazzurri from Juventus and they have the option to sign him permanently at the end of the deal. 

In response to the rumours liking him with a move to Tottenham, Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini said: ‘I haven’t actually seen Romero yet, as he’ll be back on Monday.

Romero (left) celebrates with the trophy after winning the Copa America with Argentina

‘We’ll see what his position is, then of course there is a negotiation in progress between the two clubs. We’ll see what the evaluations will be if he does leave.’

Romero was also part of the Argentina side that won the Copa America this summer and was named in the team of the tournament. 

Spurs have already signed Sevilla winger Bryan Gil, in a swap deal involving Erik Lamela and goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on a season’s loan from Atalanta.




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