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Tottenham reach agreement with Atalanta for Romero signing

Tottenham have reached an agreement with Atalanta for Cristian Romero.

Reports from Argentina have stated that Spurs are closing in on the centre back, with £4m in bonuses apparently agreed on top of the flat initial £43m fee.

The 23-year-old played for the Argentina side which won the South American competition Copa America, meaning he is yet to return to pre-season training with the Serie A side.

Cash-strapped Barcelona were also understood to be interested, but given the parlous state of the club's finances, they would prefer a loan with option to buy and could not match the North London side's initial up-front offer.

Atalanta signed Romero from Juventus on a two-year loan with an option to buy, which they can activate before selling on immediately to Nuno's side.


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