Tottenham Hotspur are expected to tie up a deal for Atalanta centre-back Cristian Romero within the next week [Mirror print edition via Sportslens].
The Lowdown: Tottenham Hotspur gear up for 2021/22
Careering towards 2021/22, newly appointed Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo has already given plenty of thought to the kind of players he will need in order to mount a challenge for continental football this term.
Finally making movements in the transfer market, the Lilywhites successfully wrapped up a loan deal for goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, who is also of Atalanta [Transfermarkt].
Could the Londoners be set to raid the Serie A outfit for the second time in quick succession following reports?
Would Romero be a good signing for Spurs?
The Latest: Spurs close to signing Romero after personal terms agreed
Having targeted central-backs during the window, Tottenham look to be edging ever closer to signing their first-choice defensive pursuit in the form of 6ft 1in ace Romero [Sportslens].
As reported by Fabrizio Romano a few days ago, personal terms have already been agreed with the player who is known very well by Spurs director Fabio Paratici, and The Mirror suggest that Spurs now expect to have the deal completed within the next week.
Erik Lamela is believed to have been a key factor in the initiation of the deal, after he recommended the 23-year-old, with whom he shares a dressing room at the international level.
The Verdict: Romero would be an astute addition to the Tottenham Hotspur fold
Fulfilling the need for central reinforcements, Romero would be an astute acquisition by the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hierarchy.
In 2020/21, the 23-year-old had an impressive output going forward for a defender, registering eight-goal contributions in 42 games; three goals and five assists [Transfermarkt].
As aggressive as they come, the combative figure managed to successfully win 3.6 aerial duels per game across the piece [WhoScored].
Ready to step into the Spurs rear-guard, Tottenham Hotspur should look to finalise their agreement with Romero as soon as possible so he can be ready for the start of the new campaign.
In other news, Tottenham have opened talks with a 19 y/o wonderkid.
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