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Postecoglou has convinced £60m ace to play for Tottenham

By Mehdi Gokal -

It’s clear that Ange Postecoglou’s impact on the Tottenham squad is already bearing fruit, with several players experiencing transformations under his management. Yves Bissouma and Cristian Romero are two standout examples.

Bissouma, who has been playing a pivotal role in the midfield, appears to have found his best form and seems to be thoroughly enjoying his football at Tottenham.

Another standout example is Cristian Romero, who has been a rock-solid presence in defense for Spurs.

The Argentine defender initially joined the club on loan from Atalanta in 2021 and subsequently made his move permanent last summer. Since then, he has established himself as one of the club’s top defenders.

Romero had his moments in the Spurs defense in the past. Even though he was the best from the available options for the club, he still had his reckless moments giving away needless fouls and other disciplinary issues that saw him collect 22 yellow cards and 3 red cards in his 64 appearances across all competitions.

Romero’s influence has been particularly notable under Postecoglou’s guidance. Partnering with new signings like Micky van de Ven, and with Destiny Udogie and Pedro Porro operating as full-backs, Romero has embraced his role as a leader at Tottenham.

Partnering summer signing Micky van de Ven and other recent arrivals Destiny Udogie and Pedro Porro operating as full-backs, Romero is relishing his new responsibilities at Spurs.

So much so, that Tottenham expert Alasdair Gold has now claimed that any plans of Romero leaving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have now been officially abandoned.

According to Gold, Romero made it clear that he turned down offers to leave Spurs during the summer transfer window because he genuinely believes in the club’s future under Ange Postecoglou.

Postecoglou has played a pivotal role in Romero’s transformation and development, describing him as the most influential defender in the backline.

He said:

“He really kind of shot down claims that he loved playing for Argentina more than Spurs and his heart was not really with the club,” Gold began.

“He was very clear, ‘No, no, I’ve turned down deals already this summer to leave Spurs, I really believe in it’.

“And I think a lot of it is down to [Ange] Postecoglou.

“Postecoglou and him have just really clicked. Postecoglou calls him the most influential defender in the back line and he is, it’s true.

“He’s kind of the elder statesman of that back line now which is bizarre when he’s 25.

“It’s a really stepping stone season for me with Romero.”

Despite being just 25 years old, Romero has become somewhat of an elder statesman in Tottenham’s defense, exemplifying the progress and unity that Postecoglou is instilling in the squad.


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