Sources: Tottenham agree six-year Romero package after offer accepted
Tottenham have agreed personal terms with Atalanta defender Cristian Romero, Football Insider understands.
The Premier League club are in talks with the Serie A club over adding the versatile Argentina international, 23, to the capture of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Romero has accepted the club’s offer of a long-term contract.
It is believed to run over six years in total, with five years guaranteed plus a 12-month option.
Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici is also discussing the structure of a deal worth over £40million including add-ons.
That demonstrates how highly the former Juventus recruitment chief rates the Atalanta star.
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The Serie A club signed the centre back on a two-year loan from Juventus in September 2020 and hold a £13m option to buy.
Atalanta could now make a massive profit on the five-times international, whose value has rocketed after an outstanding 2020-21 campaign.
Strengthening in central defence is Spurs’ top priority in this window and they are expected to sign two senior players in that position.
They could offload Davinson Sanchez as well as Toby Alderweireld, who were pillars of the teams managed by Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino.
Tottenham are also negotiating the signing of Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu but that deal is on hold while he plays for Japan at the Olympics.
This site revealed on 2nd July that Tomiyasu has his “heart set” on a move to Spurs and has made that clear to his inner circle.