Despite interest from La Liga, Alan Hutton stated that a “huge fee” would be required to persuade Tottenham Hotspur to sell Cristian Romero during the summer transfer window.
A Spanish football recruitment source exclusively told Tottenham News that Real Madrid and Barcelona are keeping an eye on Romero’s circumstances and may make a bid if Postecoglou’s team is unable to play in the Champions League.
After 21 games, Spurs are currently barely outside the top four spots, behind North London rivals Arsenal; still, that might be enough to secure a spot in Europe’s top competition this year.
Hutton thinks the 25-year-old’s dismal disciplinary history may scuttle any possible transfer, but he also thinks Real Madrid or Barcelona won’t be able to meet Daniel Levy’s asking price.
Hutton told Tottenham News, “I think his disciplinary issues will be a concern.”
Nevertheless, if you take that out of his game, he becomes a different player. If he could only attempt to exert a tiny bit of control over that, I believe he could eliminate the foolish errors, lunges, deep dives, and other such actions. He’s an amazing football player, in my opinion, if he can control it.
It doesn’t surprise me that people are focusing on him because he and Van de Ven next to one other are so good at playing with the ball and having pace.
“Once more, I believe it would require a substantial sum; could any of those teams afford it? I’m not sure. Sure, we’re talking about two of the biggest clubs in the world, but there may still be a financial issue. Real Madrid appears to have plenty of money, but they also have Mbappe and all the other players they are considering.
Spurs won’t want to lose him, but it will be entertaining. He’s probably a big part of what they’re doing, so they’ll probably strive to hang onto him.
This season, Tottenham Romero has made 16 Premier League appearances, including three goals at the top of the game, and has been a constant in Ange Postecoglou’s defense when healthy and available.
But because of his dismal discipline record, the Argentine defender has found himself in trouble frequently. This season, he has already received four yellow cards and been sent off once for occasionally losing his cool.
It’s unclear if one of the major teams in Europe will try to sign him, but it seems very likely that a huge sum of money, as Hutton proposed, would be required to get him out of North London.
In other Tottenham news, Hutton thinks that a player may try to leave in January after speaking with Daniel Levy recently.