Spurs bring in Romero to fill defensive void

Tottenham Hotspur has completed the eye-catching signing of Argentine defender, Cristian Romero from Atalanta.

The 23-year-old arrives in North London having previously established himself in Serie A and was named the leagues ‘Best Defender’ following the conclusion of the last campaign.

A part of Argentina’s triumphant Copa America squad – appearing three times during the tournament – the Cordoba-born player started at Belgrano before representing both Genoa and Juventus.

Romero follows goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini to N17 – the fee believed to be in the region of £47m.

Brian Jeeves

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