Tottenham set to increase offer for Cristian Romero amid FC Barcelona link - report

Tottenham are ready to increase their offer for Atalanta defender Cristian Romero, according to a report

Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo: Spurs TV)
Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo: Spurs TV)

Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to increase their offer for Atalanta defender Cristian Romero to see off competition from FC Barcelona this summer, according to a report in Italy.

Italian website Sportitalia, as quoted by the Daily Mail, is reporting that Spurs are ready to make a higher offer for the Argentina international after having failed with an opening bid of £34m plus £8m in add-ons.

The same article states that Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici is negotiating with Atalanta in the hope of striking a deal despite interest from FC Barcelona.

According to the same story, FC Barcelona’s interest in the South American defender has prompted Atalanta to reevaluate their asking price for the 23-year-old this summer.

The report goes on to add that Atalanta are thought to be demanding around £45m for the Copa America winner after FC Barcelona failed with an opening bid for the South American defender.

Sportitalia report that FC Barcelona made an offer of a swap deal but the Serie A side rejected the bid but the Spanish side are expected to return with a fresh bid.

The media outlet claim that FC Barcelona with return with an offer of a loan and an obligation to buy because the La Liga outfit can’t afford to sign Romero this summer.

MORE: Latest Tottenham Hotspur news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker makes honest admission about Arsenal during 3-1 win over Tottenham
Michael Owen
Michael Owen predicts the winner of Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur
Paul Merson
Paul Merson: Chelsea FC boss would win Man United the title this season
Michael Owen
Michael Owen offers his thoughts on Chelsea FC’s title hopes after Man City defeat
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand: Chelsea FC missed Mason Mount against Man City
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker makes honest admission about Arsenal during 3-1 win over Tottenham
Michael Owen
Michael Owen predicts the winner of Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur
Paul Merson
Paul Merson: Chelsea FC boss would win Man United the title this season
Michael Owen
Michael Owen offers his thoughts on Chelsea FC’s title hopes after Man City defeat
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand: Chelsea FC missed Mason Mount against Man City
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature