Romero signs from Atalanta
Fri 06 August 2021, 19:00|Tottenham Hotspur
We are delighted to announce the signing of Cristian Romero from Atalanta.
Cristian will wear the number four shirt.
Romero, 23, joins having been named as 'Best Defender' in Serie A last season, with his performances helping Atalanta to a third-successive third place league finish.
He made it a summer to remember by being part of the Argentina squad - including his new club team-mate, Giovani Lo Celso - that won the Copa America in July. Cristian made three appearances in the tournament, including a start in the final against Brazil, keeping a clean sheet as La Albiceleste ended a 27-year wait for a major title.
Born in Cordoba, Cristian began his career at Belgrano in the Argentine Primera Division, making his debut in 2016. He joined Genoa in Serie A in 2018 and then Juventus a year later, with Juve loaning him back to Genoa for the 2019/20 season.
Cristian was loaned again at the start of last season, this time to Atalanta. He made 42 appearances for the Bergamo club in 2020/21 - alongside fellow new arrival, goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini - including seven in the Champions League, helping La Dea to third place in Serie A and to the final of the Coppa Italia.
Having represented Argentina at Under-20 level, Cristian made his senior debut in a World Cup qualifier against Chile on 3 June, 2021, and has gone on to collect five caps in total. He scored just 130 seconds into his second appearance against Colombia on 8 June.