Tottenham Hotspur have announced the signing of Cristian Romero from Atalanta for a fee of £42.5m. Romero, who won the Copa America and was voted the best defender in Serie A last season will wear the number 4 shirt at Tottenham.
Speaking to club’s official website Romero expressed his happiness and said “I’m so happy to be here at this great club. From the moment I got the call I was sure it was the best option for me to keep improving and growing.”
“Gio (Lo Celso) showed me the facilities and I’m so impressed. I hope to pay back all the confidence that the club has in me, and I will try to show that on the field.”
The Argentinian also thanked Atalanta and said “Thanks to Atalanta, I’ve improved my game and I’ve made a huge jump in my career.” The defender helped his former club finish third in the league, and to the Coppa Italia final.
The defender added “Now everything’s better after signing with this big club. I’m very happy and excited to play, to wear this shirt and to pay back that confidence. I knew this project was ideal for me. It’s a great club and I want to help inside and outside the pitch. It’s a great club with a great history, so we have to keep on building on that.”
Source: Tottenham Hotspur