Tottenham Hotspur are set to acquire the services of Cristian Romero on a permanent deal, according to The Telegraph.
Romero is currently on loan with Spurs from Serie A outfit Atalanta for the second consecutive season and the north Londoners are now set to snap him up in a deal worth £41 million before the end of August.
Since his arrival, Romero has been an influential figure at the back so it is no surprise that Antonio Conte and Tottenham view him as a key part of their long-term plans.
Speaking back in May, the 24-year-old admitted that he was a little surprised to be currently plying his trade in the top tier of English football and with such a great club.
“Few years ago, I wouldn’t even thought that today I was going to play in the best league in the world in such a great club,” Romero was quoted saying by football.london.
The Argentine defender, who managed just 22 Premier League appearances last time out due to multiple spells on the sidelines, went on to reveal that he is looking forward to an injury-free campaign this time around.
“In my whole career I had no injuries, and this season I had three,” he added.
“I think the reason for that is that I [didn’t have a] preseason last summer so now, I will do everything to have the best preseason this summer.”
Following the summer acquisitions of Ivan Perisic, Djed Spence, Richarlison, Yves Bissouma and Clément Lenglet, Spurs have delivered another statement of intent in the transfer market as they look to improve on last season’s fourth-place finish which was in itself a huge achievement given their struggles at the start of the campaign.
Thanks to a comeback 4-1 victory against Southampton on Saturday, the Lilywhites kicked off their league journey with a bang and will head into this weekend’s heavyweight meeting against Chelsea with the wind in their sails.
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