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Tottenham adds 26-year-old player from bitter rival to their Romero Plan B
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham will move for Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma if they fail in their bid to land Cristian Romero this summer.

Romero remains their first choice as Fabio Paratici wants to be reunited with the Copa America winner he sold to Atalanta when he was still at Juventus.

The defender’s transfer is taking a while to get sorted and things can change quickly in the transfer window.

Because of this Tottenham is looking at alternative options to bring to north London if they cannot sign him.

The Sun says they will move for Kurt Zouma of Chelsea who has fallen down the pecking order at the West London side.

Thomas Tuchel has prioritised fielding other defenders at Stamford Bridge and will be content to allow the Frenchman to leave.

The report says he would be available for around £21.3m.

The 26-year-old has made 99 league appearances for Chelsea since he joined them in 2014.

During his time with them, he has won two Premier Leagues, one League cup and the Champions League.

These achievements will be a huge plus in the Tottenham dressing room.

However, the Lilywhites are still in talks with Atalanta over Romero and they remain hopeful of signing him.

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The Kind Nihilist
The Kind Nihilist
1 month ago

As if we didn’t have enough deadwood already… Arguably the worst player in Chelsea’s squad. They should pay us for ridding them of him. Not the other way around. And we should be offloading the likes of Dier, Sanchez, Winks and Sissoko, not adding another useless lump to the mix. Romero is the real deal. Just get it done, for f**k’s sake.

at large
at large
1 month ago

Seems to me the deals that actually get across the line are the ones we don’t hear about until they’re nearly done. And the ones that don’t are the Romero types where the negotiations are played out in the media and then “something happens” in the end that results in the guy signing for Chelsea, City or another club that’s serious about splashing the cash.

Baleficent
Baleficent
1 month ago

So Romero is looking like another bit of ‘tried hard but couldn’t close’ nonsense then?

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Image rights again

Baleficent
Baleficent
1 month ago

😂😂😂

coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago

Chelsea will not sell Zouma to us anyway, but the fact that we would even contemplate buying one of their cast-offs, whilst they go ahead and purchase one of our top targets, Kounde, would show just how far we have fallen in ambition and prestige under the incompetent stewardship of the diminutive charlatan, Levy.

The rapidly unravelling Romero saga is a painful re-enactment of countless abortive transfer cycles featuring our toxic little Torquemada, dementedly trying to twist every last penny out of a transfer negotiation whilst ultimately destroying the very spirit and essence of the club and the hopes and dreams of its long-suffering patrons in the process.

Last edited 1 month ago by coys1882
Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

If we fail in our bid to land Romero it’s solely down to Levy’s usual penny pinching, self destructive nonsense. We’ll end up by buying cheap as chips CB’s that are no better then the ones we have, what is the point in that? When is Daniel Levy going to grow a brain cell.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago

The question is – would Chelsea sell us a useful player? A player that would improve us and make us a more dangerous proposition? Or some deadwood guy they’ve had around forever and can’t seem to get rid of?

If this is our answer to the Romero deal stalling, we will know exactly how crucial the Paratici appointment was.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Having Paratici is a complete waste of time with Levy breathing down his neck as the inept control freak he is.

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
1 month ago

Please no – he makes more mistakes than Dier, Tanganga, Winks and Aurier put together. Spurs are being taken for a ride. Paratici clearly has never watched any of these players in the EPL.

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Keith Browning

No, Dier and Sanchez are almost unique in what they do.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago

They remain hopeful. Myself not so much. On other blogs fans just losing the run of themselves. Paratici is now known as ‘Don’ Fabio ‘.

The hopes being placed on the Don are scary and I hope it all doesn’t end in tears.

MitchellThomas
MitchellThomas
1 month ago

Hi James. Sorry to say I’m from the future and I’ve watched the end of this particular film. SPOILER ALERT: Of course it ends in tears with Levy refusing to sanction the money for ‘Don’ Fabio to sign quality players and us signing dross. Rinse and repeat until ‘Don’ Fabio leaves with the hump. Actually quite a boring movie if you’ve seen any of the prequels – Levy v Paul Mitchell, Levy v Frank Arnesen, Levy v Franco Baldini

MitchellThomas
MitchellThomas
1 month ago
Reply to  MitchellThomas

‘ENIC v. Success’ is the over-arching film series name btw

Last edited 1 month ago by MitchellThomas
James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago
Reply to  MitchellThomas

Ah you’re the man from the year 2027, I have been reading about.

I take it we still haven’t won the Premier League yet. 😂😊😁

Last edited 1 month ago by James McKevitt.
CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago

Don Fabio has brought in a loanee and a punt and sold three players. He’s also been on the phone a lot, I hear.

Is that better than Hitchen? Yes, but is that really the metric?

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Levy has reduced most fans to such a low that any sort of crumbs are like manna from heaven. Remember the hoopla when Bale returned. Those scenes outside the training ground don’t play so well now.

Last edited 1 month ago by James McKevitt.
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