Tottenham Hotspur has finally landed their central defender that will anchor their backline next season and for the foreseeable future. Atalanta and the London-based club have reached a deal over Cristian Romero.
Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that Tottenham will prepare paperwork for the Romero deal after both parties agreed to a €55-million fee with add-ons. The 23-year-old will be traveling to London this week to complete the move.
After striking on a few targets at central defense, Tottenham grabs the Argentine defender who is coming off winning the Copa America with the Argentina national team this summer.
Romero made 42 appearances for Atalanta during his time with the Serie A club, scoring three goals and registering five assists.
Landing Romero is the first step as Tottenham revamps their backline after seeing a few players depart and currently wanting to offload other names. It will be interesting to see if the Premier League side can add another defender these next few weeks before the summer transfer window closes.