He made his debut in the Argentine national team, established himself as a starter, won the Copa América and became the most expensive Argentine defender in history: at just 23 years old and in the blink of an eye, Cristian “Cuti” Romero will be reinforcement Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League of England.
According to the journalist specialized in transfers Fabrizio Romano, the central defender from Cordoba was hired by Tottenham in exchange for 50 million euros, plus another five million in variables for Atalanta of Italy, who had bought his card in the last time.
This means that Romero is already the defender born in Argentina for whom the most money has been put into a transfer, exceeding 44.5 million that Manchester City disbursed for Nicolás Otamendi in 2016.
In addition, “Cuti” will also occupy the top five of the highest sales of players in our country, in a list headed by the forward Gonzalo Higuain (to Juventus for 90 million), then Angel Di Maria (to Manchester United for 75 and Paris Saint Germain in exchange for 63) and finally Hernan Crespo (to Lazio for 56.81).
“It is an opportunity that I cannot miss”, The champion with the Argentine National Team directed by Lionel Scaloni had notified the leaders of the Italian cast, who in the first instance had it on loan from Juventus Y then he acquired his rights for 16 million.
In this way, Romero arrives to cover the loss of Belgian Toby Alderweireld, that after seven years there he was transferred to Qatar. The one that emerged in Belgrano will have the Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo as brand new club coach. Will he fare as well as in Atalanta, where he surprised the world with his defensive leadership?