'I'm told': Levy has given Tottenham the green light to complete huge signing, journalist says
Alasdair Gold says that Tottenham Hotspur’s Daniel Levy has green-lighted a deal for Cristian Romero, on his own Youtube channel.
Levy gives the go ahead
Tottenham have been linked with Romero at Atalanta heavily in recent weeks, with Football London saying that they are now in advanced talks to sign him.
Any deal is said to be ‘complicated’ but it has apparently been given the go ahead by Levy, who is happy to invest in the 23-year-old.
And Gold suggests that he has been told very promising things about Tottenham’s latest target.
“From everything that I’ve heard from people who watch him regularly he honestly could be one of the biggest signings Tottenham have made in a long time,” Gold said.
“He really could be a real rock to build that defence around.
“It’s going to be a complicated deal to do. Tottenham like to structure things and do things in certain ways.
“I’m not going to say it’s absolutely cast iron, this is going to happen, because it’s Tottenham Hotspur.
“But what I would say is that I hope this is going to happen. The player I’m told is keen to join as well.
“I’m told we’re looking at Spurs having to pay roughly £38.5 million.
“From what I understand Daniel Levy has given the green light for this deal to make it happen. There’s a bit of positivity about it and for Levy to give it the green light is massive.”
Show of faith
The size of the fee would make Romero one of the most expensive signings in Tottenham history.
Given Spurs’ limited budget, the transfer would also show just how much faith that Tottenham have in the Argentine.
Romero won Serie A’s Defender of the Year award last season and if he could have a similar impact at Spurs he would be a wonderful signing.
Romero is also of the age where he could be a foundation for Spurs’ defence for the years ahead.
Tottenham have struggled to find a reliable defensive pairing in recent season, and upgrading Nuno’s backline seems to have been one of their first priorities this summer.