Tottenham face FC Barcelona competition for Argentina defender Cristian Romero - report
Tottenham Hotspur are in a battle with FC Barcelona to sign Cristian Romero from Atalanta this summer, according to a report
Tottenham Hotspur are facing competition from FC Barcelona to sign Atalanta defender Cristian Romero, according to a report in Italy.
Italian media outlet SportItalia, as quoted by the Daily Mail, is reporting that Tottenham are looking to complete a deal for the Argentina international to provide Nuno Espirito Santo with a new defender ahead of his first season in charge.
The same article states that the north London side have been negotiating with Atalanta over a potential deal that would see Romero become the third summer signing at Tottenham in a busy 2021 summer transfer window so far for Spurs.
According to the same story, Tottenham’s bid to sign Romero has been complicated by FC Barcelona’s interest in the 23-year-old after his performances at Copa America.
The report goes on to state that Atalanta have set Romero’s asking price at £51m but Tottenham are only willing to go to £42m.
FC Barcelona are ready to enter the race to sign Romero and offer more money than Spurs for the centre-half, according to the report.
SportItalia is reporting that the Spanish side have been keeping a close eye on Romero’s situation and FC Barcelona are poised to enter the race for the South American’s signature.
The Catalan side’s interest could spark a bidding war for the Argentinian, according to the report.