Tottenham Hotspur are now just “one step away” from signing Atalanta’s £43m-rated defender Cristian Romero, according to reports in Italy.
The 23-year-old defender shone for Atalanta last season as he particularly caught the eye in the Champions League.
Tottenham have been heavily linked with him and they reportedly had a £43m bid accepted for him on Sunday.
Italian outlet Calciomercato (as cited by Sport Witness) have reported that Romero is now “one step away” from securing his move to Tottenham.
The report adds that the transfer “should go through”. The fee for Romero will be €50m (£43m) plus bonuses based on his performances for Spurs.
Elsewhere, Harry Kane has “not shown up” for pre-season tests at Tottenham. This comes as he pushes for a move to Manchester City.
“I wouldn’t expect it from someone like Harry Kane, the utmost professional person who always gives 100 percent for the football club.
“He’s one of the best strikers in the world and he probably doesn’t feel Tottenham is the place where he’s going to push on and win trophies.
“He’s 28 now, not 23. This is the time where you make that big move, get the big contracts and you guarantee yourself some trophies.
“It’s probably got to the point where he’s thinking ‘enough is enough.’
“What’s a legacy if he’s not won anything? If he goes this summer, I’m still going to love Harry Kane, I’d still welcome him back with open arms, he’d still be a Tottenham legend.
“He’s not going to Arsenal for free, he’s going to a club that’s going to win the Premier League and Champions League for £150million. I wouldn’t begrudge him that.
“If Daniel Levy has said to him he can leave, you can’t begrudge him not turning up to training… I don’t think any real Tottenham fan will.
“He’s given so much to the football club, he’s tried and tried and tried to win them trophies and the club haven’t backed managers, haven’t bought in players and haven’t rebuilt the team.”