Atalanta have moved early within the window to substantiate the signing of centre again Cristian Romero on a everlasting deal.
The Italian membership have been the beneficiaries of a string of robust performances from the 23-year-old Argentine, who featured 31 instances within the Serie A for Gian Piero Gasperini’s aspect. Romero was rewarded for his performances with the Serie A mvp for greatest defender award on the season’s finish.
Finest defender: Cristian Romero ! 🔝
Unbeatable in one-to-one confrontation, fast on recoveries and sensible at anticipating the opponent’s performs: an excellent season!https://t.co/HSG11BbPof#SerieATIM #WeAreCalcio pic.twitter.com/e82RrQjMxu
— Lega Serie A (@SerieA_EN) Could 31, 2021
In the midst of a two-year mortgage from Juventus, Romero nonetheless had twelve months left with Atalanta, but the aspect that completed third in Serie A have exercised their choice to purchase the centre-back one 12 months early. The deal is believed to price the membership round 16 million euros, though they are going to be upset to see such a promising defender depart on a budget.
With Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci each nicely previous their prime years, Juventus will certainly be on the lookout for a long-term accomplice to Matthijs De Ligt within the coming seasons. Cristian Romero might nicely have been that man, impressing in a again three and a again 4 this season throughout each Serie A and the Champions League.
Atalanta will purchase newly topped Defender of The Yr, Cristian Romero from Juventus one 12 months sooner than anticipated for €16m💰
— Italian Soccer TV (@IFTVofficial) June 3, 2021
Certainly, it might appear that Atalanta have grabbed one thing of a cut price, with the centre-back being valued at £27 million by transfermarkt, round double what Gasperini’s aspect can pay for him.
Romero’s season might but get higher too, together with his inclusion within the Argentinian nationwide aspect for the Copa America that means that his good kind might result in greater issues. He’s set to make his debut for his nation this Friday, with Argentinian boss Lionel Scaloni revealing the aspect at a pre-match press convention.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni: “The staff is confirmed. It’s Martínez, Foyth, Romero, Martínez Quarta, Tagliafico, Paredes, Ocampos, De Paul, Messi, Di María Lautaro Martinez.”
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) June 2, 2021
It stays to be seen simply how good Romero can change into, but it surely definitely appears that on the face of it Atalanta have bagged a cut price.