The Blaugrana are prepared to compete with Tottenham for Cristian Romero’s signature and face a bidding war.
have been keen on signing withAtalanta
, having made an offer of €40m plus up to €10m in bonuses.
However, Atalanta’s asking price is €60m for the Argentina international, who has contributed to the Copa America victory with Argentina, having rushed back from injury to make an appearance in the Final against Brazil.
Spurs have cashed in on Toby Alderweireld for €13m, which they plan to add to Romero’s fee.
, on the other hand,Barcelona
plan to compete with Tottenham for the Argentine’s services.
Barcelona have reportedly been keeping tabs on the 23-year-old but making a formal offer in the upcoming days was not expected of them.
Atalanta would welcome a bidding war, having acquired Romero’s services from Juventus with only €18m for a two-year loan deal that included an option to purchase last summer.
Romero has reached an agreement with the Spurs over personal terms, but he wouldn’t reject Barcelona’s offer, especially thinking about the idea of playing with his Argentina teammate