Spurs sign Romero from Atalanta

6 Aug 2021

Argentina international, named best defender in Serie A, becomes club's third summer arrival

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Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Argentina defender Cristian Romero who arrives from Italian club Atalanta.

The 23-year-old centre-back will wear the No 4 shirt for Spurs and becomes their third summer recruit under new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

“I’m so happy to be here at this great club,” he told the club's official website. “From the moment I got the call I was sure it was the best option for me to keep improving and growing.

Romero's first interview at Spurs

Romero played 42 times for Atalanta in all competitions last season, scoring three goals and providing five assists and was named best defender in Serie A.

He also made his international debut in June and played three matches in Argentina’s Copa America triumph this summer. 

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Romero will hope to make his Premier League debut when Spurs host champions Manchester City on Sunday 15 August.

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