Crisitan Romero was signed on loan last summer from Atalanta and has been a major success in his first season.
His deal was complexly structured such that Spurs had an option to buy him on a permanent after his loan period for a fee of £42.5 million and included ‘certain objectives that were expected to be easily met’ for the deal to become a permanent one. Hence, making a deal that is described as ‘a complicated one’ an obligation ‘in all but name’.
Conte had previously stated (via football.london) that the club has bought the player. He said: “I think the club bought him. I think so. He’s on loan but we have an obligation to buy. We bought him!”
However, fans are left wondering why he has not been officially announced as a permanent signing yet. According to football.london, the loan will become permanent on a ‘specific date’, but the agreement to the date has not been reached yet. Once it does, he will be announced as a permanent signing for Spurs.
Romero made 30 appearances in his first season, becoming a vital player for Spurs helping them beat Arsenal to the final Champions League spot. Conte is a huge fan of him and is ‘eager to build around Romero at the back‘.
It is comforting to know that there are no hiccups in the deal and that the announcement of Romero as a permanent signing will be made very soon.