Tottenham Hotspur manager Daniel Levy has approved a £38.5 million signing for Cristian Romero, who is eager to join the club.
Argentina’s Cristian Romero won the Copa America earlier this summer.
Tottenham are apparently close to signing a second player from Atalanta, with goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini currently on loan. The second signing, Cristian Romero, would be more difficult, though both parties are reported to be eager to work out a deal that would strengthen Spurs’ defensive ranks.
Last season, Romero was named Serie A defender of the year after anchoring the back line of an Atalanta side that finished third despite playing above their weight.
The Argentine is on a two-year loan from Juventus, with Atalanta reportedly holding a £13.8 million buyout option that they want to activate ahead of time.
The financial complexities of Spurs’ proposed contract can be ironed out after he officially becomes an Atalanta player, however it remains a tricky scenario.
According to football.london, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has given his approval to a deal.
Romero is thought to be interested in the transfer as well.
Romero would become Spurs’ second most expensive signing of all time, after Tanguy Ndombele, with a potential £38.5 million transfer cost.
Despite being an important part of Atalanta’s defense, the Covid-hit transfer market makes generating finances more appealing, especially for clubs with less financial backing.
The notion that Gollini, his teammate from last season, would be waiting for him if he moved to north London is considered to be encouraging to the 23-year-old.
Hugo Lloris’ contract expires in 2022, and the Italian goalkeeper is being set up as a long-term replacement.
Nuno Espirito Santo and director of football Fabio Paratici appear to be moving close on a number of transfer targets after a delayed start to the summer due to a tumultuous manager search.
Takehiro Tomiyasu of Bologna is still being connected with Spurs, while Bryan Gil of Sevilla appears to be available if Spurs are willing to pay up.
With Toby Alderweireld potentially on his way out, defensive reinforcements are expected to be the top priority for the Tottenham leadership this summer.
According to recent rumors, a £13 million approach from Qatari side Al-Duhail could mark the end for the Belgian, who notified the club earlier this summer that he wanted to find a new challenge.
Incomings are a problem for Nuno and Paratici. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”