FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur reportedly interested in Cristian Romero of Atalanta

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According to the Spanish and the English media, FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Cristian Romero of Atalanta.

Per reports by Mundo Deportivo in Spain, FC Barcelona is looking to reinforce their defensive line this summer, and Romero would be one of the candidates.

Per reports by London Football in England, Tottenham Hotspurs’ Managing Director, Fabio Paratici, had already started conversations with Atalanta to sign Romero.

Atalanta CEO, Luca Percassi, spoke today with the press and acknowledged that many clubs expressed their desire in signing the Argentine defender during this transfer market. On the other hand, Percassi settled his aspiration to retain Romero at Atalanta:

“It is obvious that Cristian had an extraordinary season; he was awarded as the best defender of Serie A. The interest is normal. The principle we have followed in recent years is that transfers should strengthen us, not weaken us. This is our idea.”

Although the tough stance of the Atalanta CEO may be a negotiation strategy, the truth is that the club from Bergamo is willing to sell the 23-year-old for a high price.

Cristian Romero was signed on loan last year from Juventus. Recently, Atalanta exercised his definitive purchase option for an amount close to €20 million. Even though his market value is €35 million according to the specialized portal “Transfermarkt”, it is estimated that Atalanta will not let him out for less than €60 million.

The national team’s defender had an amazing season with Atalanta, playing 38 matches and being a key player in the team’s defensive structure. In addition, he won the Copa America with Argentina, playing at a great level, and being a starter in the final vs. Brazil.

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  1. […] According to the Spanish and the English media, FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Cristian Romero of Atalanta. Per reports by Mundo Deportivo in Spain, FC Barcelona is looking to reinforce their defensive line this summer, and Romero would be one of the candidates. Per reports by London Football in England, Tottenham Hotspurs’ Managing Director, Fabio Paratici, had already started conversations with Atalanta to sign Romero. Atalanta CEO, Luca Percassi, spoke today with the […] FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur reportedly interested in Cristian Romero of Atalanta […]

  2. Now Barca have Augero, they should buy more argentina players to build chemistry for Messi and help him win WC like Dimaria, Romero or others.. That way barca can say they used to have GOAT in their history. Barca should get rid of shitty and overrated players like dembele(always injured and miss important matches), Gerizemann(cannot play with messi and overrated), Coutinho(cant stay fit and worse than Lamela) etc.

  3. If senesi not change his club this season then i don’t think he will get a chance in wc squad also let alone in playing 11.now 3 cb is fixed who will travel to qatar if injury doesn’t happen 1.Romero 2.lisandro 3.otamendi
    The 4th cb will be between Medina/senesi/nehuen perez/quarta
    I don’t think pezella will be selected

    • The aftermath is unbelievable. I am looking at videos and may post some links. Just disgraceful. I felt silly to hype up Ostojich as a horrible ref that robs in plain daylight right before he had an incredible game in the final but look at it now.

      • I don’t worry now after this scandal
        I think In long term will favour Argentine teams in copa Libertadores. I hope River plate beat A. Juniors tomorrow for Argentina football sake
        Because River will put to sleep all Brazilian teams.

    • Sorry, but I have to go with OBLAK
      Dibu is great GK wish if He had his chance before 2019/2020, expecting him to be top GK in the world in the coming seasons. He is great in positioning, sometimes he makes saves by the ball hitting him, that tells you he has good sense of positioning

        • Finally someone who is updated. Goalkeeper ranking should be like FIFA ranking or ATP tennis ranking. It will change everytime. Those who still list the likes of Courtouis or Ederson or Oblak at the top don’t really keep up with the last update.

          I agree with James, at the moment, Emi Martinez is at least number 2 in the world of not the best. Donnarumma also was amazing in Euro in both normal matches and PK shootout, he is the ONLY one who could challenge Emi for the world best who also won equally the same important cup, Copa America.

          If u still list Oblak or Allisson or Ederson, sorry but u clearly are living in the past. David James really spots on!

          • Emi and Donnarumma not just great in the last 2 months during the tournament only. They both performed amazing for Villa and AC Milan. PLUS their performance in the 2 important tournaments where they both are the champion and the goalie of the tournament.

            Without doubt they now are the number 1 and 2 in the world. The likes of Oblak? OK he won player of the season for Atletico and won the la liga, but did he do anything in the Euro? Ederson too, finalist of the CL and EPL winner but he looked like fool in the final of Copa America.

            Without the 2 tournaments those 2, Oblak and Ederson deserve to be the best goalies in the world. But after having such a poor tournament (for their standard), NO WAY they are the best in the world.

            All in all I agree with James. If u disagree with David James, thats not my problem.

          • Your problem is ‘sarcastically’ implying that your opinion is right, while others are wrong,
            Everyone’s is entitled to their opinion, You can project your’s without being sarcastic.

    • We need our clubs in the advanced stages of Libertadores, it can help the NT as well. I think one of the reasons Montiel did well in the final was the Libertadores finals experience and to some extent Boca-River games, all of which are high stakes games with lots of pressure. That experience must have helped him.

      • 100% spot on enganche. Having representation deep into the Libertadores is important. It helps Argentinian football, the public opinion of our football in South America, and the NT by providing more competitive games to youngsters so they are bought by Europe and increasing the level of local players that do play in the NT. I completely agree about Montiel, he did not crumble under pressure like I imagine Foyth would have because he is used to do or die games in the Libertadores and against Boca which is instilled into him by Gallardo. That fighting mentality is very important for finals and if he didn’t have it we may have even lost it

  4. Romero to Barcelona almost impossible. They can’t pay such amount, most clubs can’t.

    Good news is Varane to utd is almost done. So Romero is saved from catastrophe. Man Utd is catastrophe for Argentines. Go there and destroy your career

    • but if they sell Lenglet and Umtiti they will be short of defenders. All their DC are below 22 but Pique when that happens. Maybe they will raise funds by selling a lot of players and buy at least Romero.

      Barca have every good player in all positions now but DC. It makes a lot of sense they will buy a defender this season esp if Lenglet and Umtiti out. I am sure Romero would wait for Barca bid. Who would say no playing for Barca with Messi and Aguero?

  5. Tottenham isnt a good idea. The team isnt even in Champion’s league this year and have big chance to lose Kane…

    Of course Barcelona should be amazing but i dont trust it : Barca dont have money they cant paid 60m.

    Better for him to stay in Atalanta and continue to improve his game and confidence. The World Cup is in 17 months.. Not the great moment for bigs risk when you are already in a good team.

    But i really want to see Senesi and Montiel moving for a better team. Senesi for Napoli and Montiel for Valencia could be amazing situation of them.