By Paul Robinson

27th Jul, 2021 | 9:00pm

Pundit backs Tottenham to sign 'top-class' Romero after terms agreed

Tottenham have set their sights on signing a “top-class player” in Atalanta defender Cristian Romero, according to Paul Robinson.

The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, heaped praise on the 23-year-old but questioned whether he is the leader Spurs so badly need at centre-half.

Tottenham today confirmed an agreement has been reached with Qatari side Al-Duhail for the transfer of Toby Alderweireld.

Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez could follow the Belgium international out of the exit door later in the window as part of a defensive shake-up in north London.

According to Fabrizio Romano (26th July), Tottenham’s top defensive target is Cristian Romero and Football Insider understands they have already agreed terms on a contract spread across six years.

Spurs are in talks over a fee but Atalanta’s £47million asking price is currently proving to be a sticking point.

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Romero was worth close to £50million, Robinson said:

“You have to trust Paratici’s knowledge of the Italian market. In that field he is an expert so he will know if a deal is good value or not.

“A lot of people won’t know a lot about Romero. I watched him in the Champions League a couple of times last season and I was impressed. He looks like a top-class player so it will be interesting to see if that one gets over the line.

“Spurs need leaders though. I don’t know if there is a language barrier or whether Romero speaks good English but they need someone who is an organiser back there.”

In other news, Celtic told by pundit to swoop for Tottenham star after confirmed news.