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‘I want to thank Atalanta’, says Romero after Tottenham medical

Thu 05 August 2021 | 21:59

Cristian Romero is grateful to his former club Atalanta as he moved to London to undergo Tottenham medical and complete a €55m transfer.

The defender already had the first part of his medical in Italy and will travel to England this evening to finalize the move.

Spurs will reportedly pay €50m plus €5m in add-ons to secure the services of the Argentinean center-back, who has already agreed personal terms with the Premier League giants.

Speaking with Sky Sport Italia, the Argentinean could not hide his love for

Atalanta

.

“I want to thank Atalanta and assure you that you have one more fan cheering you on from London,”

Romero told Sky Sport Italia

.

Romero has been signed by former Juventus official Fabio Paratici. The new Tottenham managing director has played an effective role to convince him to join the Serie A side.

“Tottenham wanted me from the first day, now I have to repay them on the field. I liked the project that have for me and this is why I chose Tottenham.

“I am happy to have made a new choice, I’m also very happy for the year that I spent in Bergamo. I’m sorry to leave, but I have to think about my career and hope this is a good decision.

“I must continue to grow.”

The 23-year-old had joined Atalanta from

Juventus

on an initial two-year loan with an option to buy for €16m.

Then he was sent to Atalanta in 2020 on a two-year loan with the option to buy for a total of €18m.

“I was almost ready to quit football three years ago, but Serie A really helped me to improve and Gian Piero Gasperini made me get stronger in a way I never would’ve thought, so I thank everyone,”

he added

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Atalanta will replace Romero with another Juventus defender,

Merih Demiral

, who arrives on loan for €2.5m.


source: SportMob