Atalanta trade Tottenham for Serie A best defender

Atalanta trade Tottenham for Serie A best defender

London’s Tottenham have serious intent to get the best defender of Serie A and Atalanta, Cristian Romero.

Last season of the Premier League demonstratively pointed out the problems of London's Tottenham. Harry Kane's injury knocked Spurs out of the title contenders, and weak defense forced them to say goodbye to the Champions League for at least another year. Practice has shown that after the departure of Vertonghen, Alderweireld cannot find common ground with Sanchez, Dier or Tanganga in any way. They all have clear problems with speed and decision making.

Therefore, the Londoners turned their attention to best defender of the last season in Serie A from Atalanta Cristian Romero. The club even agreed with the footballer on the terms of a personal contract for five years and everything seemed to be a done deal. But Atalanta stepped in and began to play following the example of Tottenham and Daniel Levy himself.

The Bergamasque demand at least 55 million euros for the Argentine, including bonuses, according to Fabrizio Romano. Of course, 55 million for Tottenham is too high a price for one player and Levy is not used to spending that kind of money. But this sum was not without reason, because Atalanta will need a replacement for Romero, and they hope to sign Sven Botman from champions Lille.

It's not entirely clear to us why Romero gave his consent to move to Tottenham. The club is without decent strengthening. Most likely they will lose Harry Kane. A new coach has come, who will have to work hard, raking the Augean stables after Jose Mourinho. And it is unlikely that the Spurs will be able to get into the four in the first year with Nuno Espirito Santo.

At the same time, Romero plays for Atalanta, which took bronze medals in Serie A, plays attacking and interesting football, while constantly developing and playing in the Champions League. Maybe this is a challenge for himself, an opportunity to play in the Premier League and be noticed better. Moreover, there is Argentine Lamela at Tottenham. But here and now, his departure looks very unprofitable for the footballer himself and insanely promising for Tottenham.