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Report: Real Madrid’s move for Tottenham star depends on one key factor

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham have been handed a concern going into the transfer market after it was reported yesterday that Real Madrid are after their star defender.

ESPN broke the story yesterday that Carlo Ancelotti wants the World Cup winner to join the star-studded team.

The report claimed that the club have made the initial move by enquiring about the defender.

Now, Spanish outlet Estadio Deportivo has shared further insights into the links, claiming that the move depends on one significant factor.

It reports that the Champions League winners are keen on the player but will closely monitor Romero’s performances in the upcoming Copa America before deciding whether to move forward or not.

The Argentine centre-back had an outstanding campaign with Spurs last season, making the starting XI in 87% of the games under Ange Postecoglou.

The 26-year-old appeared in 33 Premier League games and scored an impressive five goals, the highest among defenders in the division, showcasing his scoring prowess along with his defensive skills.

Romero still has three years remaining on his contract with Tottenham, which he signed upon his arrival in North London in the summer of 2022 for a substantial fee of €52 million from Atalanta.

The World Cup winner’s market value has since risen to €60 million, making it challenging for Real Madrid to lure away Spurs’ dependable defender.

Los Blancos are in dire need of a centre-back this summer after facing significant injury issues last season.

Both of Carlo Ancelotti’s primary centre-halves, Eder Militao and David Alaba, suffered season-ending ACL injuries in the previous campaign.

Additionally, club captain Nacho Fernandez, who featured regularly last season, could leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer when his contract expires at the end of this month.

However, given Real Madrid’s stature and financial power, exemplified by their recent signing of Kylian Mbappe, it remains possible that they could meet Tottenham’s asking price for Romero.

If Spanish champions decide to pursue Romero aggressively, Spurs might face a tough battle to retain their star defender.

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