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Report: Tottenham to hold meeting to close deal for Romero

Atalanta will hold a meeting with Tottenham Hotspur this week over the transfer for Cristian Romero.

What’s the story?

The two clubs will meet as they try to close a deal for the 23-year-old central defender, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Tottenham has so far struggled to meet the Serie A side’s demands for the Argentina international.

Atalanta were initially asking for €55m (£47m) for the sale of the player.

Then the price was supposedly bumped up to €60-65m (£51m-£55.3m) this week in the face of interest from Barcelona. But, Fabrizio Romano has since claimed the Catalan giants are not in the race.

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Tottenham firmly in the driving seat

It seems Tottenham are firmly in the driving seat for Romero amid talk of a meeting.

Completing the transfer has been a priority for Spurs for weeks now. The departure of Toby Alderweireld only further enhanced the importance of a move.

Spurs can now move on to other more pressing positions across the pitch.

Harry Kane’s future is still far from certain, leaving Tottenham sweating over a potential replacement. Meanwhile, Spurs are also looking for a backup option in case the England international stays.

That means Tottenham may need two centre-forwards this summer, depending on what happens with their talisman.

While Serge Aurier is looking likely to leave if the latest news is to be believed. Therefore, a right-back would also be high on the agenda.

A swift conclusion to the Romero chase is upon us. Tottenham now need to focus as they look to rebuild for the new campaign.

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