Report suggests Arsenal may receive boost if Spurs fail to sign Cristian Romero
A report from Tuttomercatoweb has outlined how Arsenal would receive a potential transfer boost should Spurs fail to land Cristian Romero this summer.
Romero appears to be a top target for Tottenham. Previous reports claimed that he had already agreed a contract until 2026.
However, convincing Atalanta to sell him may not be so simple. It has been reported this week that Spurs are not willing to meet their £47 million asking price.
Of course, Romero is technically not an Atalanta player right now. He is currently midway through a two-year loan from Juventus. But they do have the option to make his deal permanent for £13.6 million.
It would appear that they plan to trigger that option should Spurs be ready to meet their asking price.
But without it, Atalanta may well look to keep Romero on loan for the time-being. And that may be very good news for Arsenal.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, negotiations between Juventus and Sassuolo over Manuel Locatelli await the outcome of Spurs’ pursuit of Romero.
It seems that Juve are hoping to receive that boost to their transfer kitty before they sign Locatelli.
Admittedly, the report notes that it is expected that Locatelli will join the Old Lady. But the Gunners are holding out hope of throwing a spanner in the works.
Tuttomercatoweb reports that Arsenal have offered more money for Locatelli.
Previous reports claimed that the Gunners had made a £34 million bid. Juventus meanwhile, were ‘some distance’ from meeting Sassuolo’s demands.
Arsenal given additional reason to hope Spurs fail to land Romero
Of course, Arsenal fans will probably hope Spurs fail to sign Romero anyway.
He was Serie A’s best defender last year. And he helped Argentina win the Copa America this summer.
So it would be a coup for Tottenham to sign the 23-year-old.
But it would be an amazing boost for Mikel Arteta if Spurs failing to sign Romero left Juve unable to meet Sassuolo’s asking price for Locatelli.
On the flip side, Tottenham supporters will love the idea – should they sign Romero – that that deal has played a small part if Arsenal missing out on the Italy international.
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