Writing on Twitter, journalist Cesar Luis Merlo has said that defender Cristian Romero ‘will play for Tottenham’ as he backs a big N17 development.
The Lowdown: Spurs close in on Romero…
As widely reported, Tottenham are closing in on their third major summer signing after Pierluigi Gollini and Bryan Gil came through the door.
Dropping a claim on Twitter, Merlo has backed these reports whilst detailing what happens in the next stages.
The Latest: Romero ‘will play for Tottenham’…
The journalist, who works for the likes of TyC Sports and Periodismo Deportivo, explained that Romero ‘will play for Tottenham’ and that Atalanta have indeed accepted Spurs’ offer.
He added that lawyers will begin work on contracts and the 23-year-old could arrive in north London over the ‘next few days’.
“Romero will play for Tottenham,” Merlo explained on Twitter.
“Atalanta accepts the offer of €50M plus 5 bonus. The lawyers will start working on the contracts.
“The idea is that he arrives in the next few days until June 2026.”
The Verdict: Huge boost for Nuno…
Tottenham have arguably been crying out to sign a star centre-half for quite a while – they conceded 45 top-flight goals last season, just one fewer than 16th-placed Brighton – so this news of Romero being on the verge of joining Spurs will come as a big boost for Nuno Espirito Santo.
Looking ahead to his first full season in charge, Nuno can certainly be encouraged by the Argentine’s acquisition given his exploits in Serie A over 2020/2021.
He won the MVP award for the league’s best defender whilst attracting praise from critics. Italian football expert Conor Clancy, speaking exclusively to Football Transfer Tavern, waxed lyrical over the 23-year-old’s ability and dubbed Romero ‘one of the most exciting centre-backs in the world’.
Bearing this in mind, Spurs may have just captured an absolute gem.
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