Barcelona are ready to kidnap Atlanta defender Cristian Romero’s Tottenham Hotspur move with their own bid.
The North London Club is in talks with Atlanta about a move Romero, however, has yet to meet the Serie A club’s 55 55 million (.8 46.8m) player’s estimate. Spurs is said to be ڈالر 8 million less with their offer and so far no progress has been made.
According to Football ItalyBarcelona, which is keeping a close eye on the situation, is now entering the race by bidding on its own. The Catalan club is looking for reinforcements this summer, and has now identified Romero as a potential target.
Atlanta will be more than happy to start a bidding war for the center-back, who helped Argentina win the recent Copa America. He also played a key role in helping Serie A qualify for the Champions League last season as he finished third in the league ahead of Juventus.
It is unclear whether Barcelona will be able to compete with the club in the uncertain financial situation. Looking for a Catalan club Offload multiple players to balance your books, Which has seen him unable to re-sign Lionel Messi.
Atlanta signed Romero from Juventus on a preliminary loan deal last summer, but they have opted to renew their contract for just 14 14 million. Now they are ready to sell it to the highest bidder for huge profits, Tottenham is currently pursuing it.
However, there is a belief that despite Romero agreeing to personal terms with Spurs, the style coming from Barcelona could affect him. Especially since he will join his compatriot Lionel Messi in the Catalan capital, while also playing in the Champions League.
If the Spurs lose to Romero, it will be their second disappointment this summer after seeing Premier League rivals. Chelsea stole the march in pursuit of Juventus center.