Tottenham has been handed a boost in their bid to sign Cristian Romero this summer as Atalanta has now identified a replacement for him.
The Argentinian is currently on loan at Atalanta from Juventus, but they have the option of making the transfer permanent.
As they negotiate his transfer to Tottenham this summer, they are expected to take up that option before moving him on to the Lilywhites.
He was a key member of their squad as they qualified for consecutive Champions League campaigns at the end of last season.
They know his departure would leave a huge void behind and they have now identified a replacement for him.
A new report claims that they are interested in a move for Augsburg central defender Felix Uduokhai.
SPORT1 journalist Florian Plettenberg tweeted: “Atalanta is strongly interested in the central defender [Uduokhai] from FC Augsburg/Germany.
“Talks have already taken place. Price tag over €15m. He is supposed to replace Cristian Romero, who is facing a move to Spurs.”
This will come as a major boost to Tottenham’s chances of signing him as they continue to discuss his transfer with the Italians.
Uduokhai had been at the Olympics with the Germany Under23 and the transfer can be sped up now that they failed to make the quarterfinals.