Tottenham on the brink of £47m Cristian Romero deal as Atalanta agree terms on restructured bid following defender’s insistence on leaving this summer
- Cristian Romero has told Atalanta he wants to move to the Premier League
- Tottenham have been monitoring the Argentine defender for the past 12 months
- Spurs have sold Toby Alderweireld and are fielding offers for Davinson Sanchez
- Romero was voted the best defender in Serie A last season after great campaign
Tottenham are closing on a £46.9million deal for centre back Cristian Romero after he told his club Atalanta that he wishes to leave.
The Serie A side have accepted Tottenham’s restructured offer and the Argentine is expected to head to London for his medical and will then sign a five year contract.
Atalanta are in talks to sign Merih Demiral from Juventus as replacement for the 23-year old Romero.
Tottenham are now on the brink of completing a £47m deal for defender Cristian Romero
Tottenham have sold Toby Alderweireld and are fielding offers for Davinson Sanchez who remains an option for Sevilla.
Romero was voted the best defender in Serie A last season after an impressive campaign in the Italian top flight.
Spurs meanwhile remain locked in a battle to retain the services of wantaway captain Harry Kane.
Cristian Romero (right) only joined from Juventus permanently in June following a loan spell
Tottenham are in the hunt for a new centre back after Toby Alderweireld left the club last week
Kane once again refused to report for training on Tuesday as the England star tries to push through his move to Manchester City, though he is expected to return before the end of the week.
Kane was due back at Spurs after a short holiday for initial checks on Monday, including Covid-19 tests, ahead of training for the new campaign. But the wantaway striker was a no-show, failing to turn up at Spurs’ Enfield base and underlining his desire to quit the club.
Sportsmail understands City is Kane’s preferred destination, but Chelsea and Manchester United also retain an interest in the England captain, and missing both sessions is a sign of his desperation to force through a transfer.
Tottenham were braced for Kane’s stance to extend into at least a second day on Monday night, feeling it would be perceived as a mini victory for the club if the striker was to make an immediate return in what is fast becoming the transfer story of the summer.
Harry Kane failed to report for training again on Tuesday after returning from his summer rest
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