Cristian Romero signs for Tottenham
Tottenham had a fairly active summer transfer window which saw six first-team players brought in.
The most expensive of these was Argentina centre-back, Cristian Romero, who is believed to have set the north London-based outfit back £42.5m.
Romero had previously impressed with Atalanta, earning the Serie A MVP defender award for the 2020/21 season:
Best defender: Cristian Romero ! 🔝
Unbeatable in one-to-one confrontation, quick on recoveries and smart at anticipating the opponent’s plays: an outstanding season!https://t.co/HSG11BbPof#SerieATIM #WeAreCalcio pic.twitter.com/e82RrQjMxu
— Lega Serie A (@SerieA_EN) May 31, 2021
Eric Dier on Romero
Since his switch to Tottenham Romero, in part due to quarantine issues, has not been able to cement himself as Spurs’ no.1 centre-back just yet.
However, recent weeks have seen the 23-year-old become a more regular feature. Romero started in Spurs’ 5-1 win over NS Mura in the Europa Conference League before impressing vs Aston Villa in the Premier League last weekend.
Romero would start the Villa game alongside Eric Dier and, for the time being, this looks to be the Lilywhite’s best centre-back pairing.
And now, Dier has been speaking about Romero, stating that he loves the way the South American plays:
“Cristian [Romero] looks good, I think he’s going to be a fantastic player for the club, I love the way he plays.
“It’s enjoyable to watch and he’s enjoyable to play with. “He’s very aggressive, very much on the front foot and very clever as well, the way he uses his body, the way he reads the game. He’s sharp, and so quick to execute. He’s very sneaky in taking the ball away and using different angles.”
Quotes via football.london.
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