Romano tweet hints Spurs have produced masterstroke with Cristian Romero deal
There was a very intriguing omission from Spurs’ official website as the club announced the signing of Cristian Romero this week.
After weeks of speculation, Romero is a Tottenham player. And it appeared for some time that Spurs were prepared to spend a huge sum to get a deal done.
It is rare that clubs confirm the fee involved in a potential deal. But it may have surprised some that Spurs offered no indication regarding the contract the Argentinian had signed.
And the reason behind that decision appears to have now become apparent.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed on Twitter that Romero has actually signed from Atalanta on an initial loan.
But the good news is Spurs have agreed to make his deal permanent in 2022 for a fee of around £47 million.
Of course, Tottenham are parting with a large fee – whether it be this summer or next.
However, perhaps there is reason to suggest that the structure of this deal could be looked back upon as a masterstroke from Fabio Paratici.
Agreeing Romero loan may give Spurs a fantastic opportunity this summer
It was clear for some time ahead of this summer that a big overhaul was required in North London.
They have signed Pierluigi Gollini and Bryan Gil. And Romero is now the latest through the door.
Tottenham fans however, will hope that the club is not done. Fellow target Dusan Vlahovic has an asking price of around £51 million.
Delaying paying Romero’s fee by a year surely leaves Spurs with more room to manoeuvre in this window.
They may now be in a better position to pursue a player such as Vlahovic, who will also command a marquee fee.
Obviously, the deal may mean that less is spent next summer. But if Spurs can find more pieces of the puzzle in this window, they may not need to be busy anyway.
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