Tottenham have been described as “advanced talks” about a double deal to sign center-back Cristian Romero and goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta as new manager Fabio Paratici begins to exert his influence at the club.
The center of defense is a key area that Spurs are targeting in the transfer market this summer, while goalkeeper security is required after the release of Paulo Gazzaniga.
Spurs are already believed to be close to capturing Bologna center-back Takehiro Tomiyasu, who currently has international service for Japan ahead of the Olympics, but 90 minutes recently revealed that the club ideally want to add two new faces to the heart of the defense.
New manager Nuno Espirito Santo has told the club of his desire to be reunited with Wolves captain Conor Coady, while Joachim Andersen, Jannik Vestergaard and James Tarkowski are other options that have been considered, but Jules Kounde has rejected a strategy.
Romero won the Copa America with Argentina earlier this summer / MB Media / Getty Images
After joining from Juventus, Paratici’s expertise is in the Italian market, so it’s a bit of surprising football. London now reports that talks for Romero have reached an “advanced” stage.
The 23-year-old started three matches for Argentina in this summer’s Copa America, including the winning final against Brazil, and helped Atalanta to third place in Serie A last season.
Romero are actually halfway through a two-year loan from Juventus, but Atalanta are expected to trigger a call option for a fixed fee of around € 16 million (£ 13.8 million) a year earlier than planned and now look set to make a quick profit if they succeed. sell him to Spurs.
The fee Spurs would have to pay could be significantly more than the profit that Atalanta is expected to make from the deal described as “generous”.
Ex-Man Utd & Aston Villa goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini can return to English football / Marco Luzzani / Getty Images
Gollini, meanwhile, is billed as a long-term successor to 34-year-old Hugo Lloris. The Italian goalkeeper has long been linked with English football, having joined Manchester United’s youth ranks at the age of 17 and has since spent time at Aston Villa in the Championship.
He has been Atalanta’s number one since 2018, during which time the club has finished third in Serie A three seasons in a row to become an established Champions League qualifier.
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