Cristian Romero issues emotional transfer message as Tottenham announcement edges closer

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Tottenham transfer target Cristian Romero has issued an emotional message thanking Atalanta as he edges close to a move to Spurs.

The Argentine defender sealed a permanent move to the Bergamo-based side on Friday afternoon, with Serie A giants Juventus confirming that Atalanta had activated a clause his loan deal.

His switch was confirmed via a short statement as a mere formality ahead of a permanent move to Spurs, which is set to take place in the coming days. football.london understands that a fee has been agreed between the two clubs, with Romero having already flown into London to complete the switch.

Whilst a deal has yet to be formally announced, Romero has all-but confirmed the move already by saying goodbye to his current employers with an emotional statement published on his official Instagram account.

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He wrote: “Unfortunately the day has come that I never thought could come so soon. I say unfortunately because in Atalanta I found more than just a club, but a real family with which I was able to grow and fulfil some of my dreams as a child such as playing and winning with my national team.

“I thank the Percassi family who believed in me more than anyone a year ago, all my teammates, the coach, all the staff and managers. But above all I want to greet the Bergamo fans because they made me feel at home and welcomed me as one of them.

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“I am sure that one day we will meet again and I promise you that you will have one more fan who will follow you in every match. Thanks for everything @atalantabc.”

Despite having only played for the club for a year, the 23-year-old suitably impressed in his limited appearances, forging a reputation as one of the best defenders in the top-flight of Italian football.

That is a huge reason why Fabio Paratici has pushed for a deal and Romero is set to become Spurs’ third signing of the summer following former Atalanta teammate Pierluigi Gollini and Bryan Gil.

Source by Football London

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