Thu 05 August 2021 | 21:59

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

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



“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


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


Atalanta will replace Romero with another Juventus defender,

Merih Demiral

, who arrives on loan for €2.5m.

source: SportMob

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