Tottenham Hotspur-linked Cristian Romero is a “top-class player”, according to former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

The defender joined Juventus in 2019 from their Serie A rivals Genoa for around €26m.

Romero is yet to make his debut for the Italian giants, as he has spent the last two seasons on loan with Genoa and Atalanta.

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The 23-year-old shone for Atalanta last season as he featured 42 times across all competitions. He was particularly impressive in the Champions League as his side reached the Round of 16.

Tottenham are heavily interested in the defender and he is expected to cost them around £47m. 

Robinson has told Football Insider that he has been impressed by Romero. He suggests that they also need to sign a leader with Toby Alderweireld leaving the club:

“You have to trust Paratici’s knowledge of the Italian market. In that field he is an expert so he will know if a deal is good value or not.

“A lot of people won’t know a lot about Romero. I watched him in the Champions League a couple of times last season and I was impressed. He looks like a top-class player so it will be interesting to see if that one gets over the line.

Spurs need leaders though. I don’t know if there is a language barrier or whether Romero speaks good English but they need someone who is an organiser back there.”

Meanwhile, Paul Merson has suggested that Raul Jimenez would be the perfect replacement for Harry Kane:

“I have been following Wolves’ Raul Jimenez for quite some time now and I’m shocked that the big six have not made a note of his abilities. Jimenez has propelled Wolves to a mid-table finish and his side has struggled in his absence this year.


“Raul Jimenez is crucial to Wolves’ fortunes and their former manager Nuno Espirito Santo effectively lost his job because of the strikér’s absence. Santo’s Wolves side suffered devastating defeats to the likes of Burnley last season and nearly lost their place in the Premier League.

“With Nuno Espirito Santo now in North London, Spurs may well have an alternative to Harry Kane this season. With the England captain possibly on his way out, Santo will need to sign a replacement and Raul Jimenez suits the role to perfection.

“The center-forward could also bring the best out of Heung-Min Son and make him look like one of the best in the Premier League. Son’s new four-year contract at the club could either indicate Harry Kane’s decision to stay or could prepare Tottenham for a future with an alternative striker.”

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