Tottenham have confirmed the signing of highly-rated defender Cristian Romero from Atalanta in a £43million deal.
The 23-year-old, now the membership’s second-most costly participant in historical past, turns into Spurs’ third signing of the summer season, becoming a member of Bryan Gill and Pierluigi Gollini.
Romero arrives as a direct alternative for centre-back Toby Alderweireld, who just lately left Tottenham after six years on the membership.
Regardless of his youth, Romero brings a fearsome status to the Premier League, having simply been named Serie A Defender of the Season after serving to Atalanta end third.
The Argentine was additionally an integral participant in his nation’s current Copa America success, which handed Lionel Messi his first main trophy at worldwide stage.
Tottenham’s new director of soccer, Fabio Paratici, performed an enormous function within the deal, utilizing his earlier hyperlinks at Juventus to safe Romero’s providers.
The defender was loaned out from Juventus final season, with an possibility to purchase which Atalanta have now exercised, shopping for Romero for £13.6m earlier than instantly promoting him for an enormous revenue.
Romero’s arrival will present a welcome distraction for Tottenham followers amid the Harry Kane saga, following the star striker’s refusal to coach in an effort to pressure a transfer to Manchester City.
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