Barcelona join race to secure talented Argentine defender

Cristian Romero of Argentina. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)
Cristian Romero of Argentina. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images) /

Barcelona have identified their weak spots from last season, and are now trying to rectify them in this transfer window. The Catalans needed a striker to finish the job up to, thus they brought in Sergio Aguero, and Memphis Depay, they also need a center-back, as they will be letting go of Clement Lenglet, as well as, Samuel Umtiti. They have already brought in youngster, Eric Garcia, from Manchester City, however, they are looking for a more experienced center-back as well, and according to reports, they have their eyes set on the Argentine defender, Cristian Romero.

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According to reports from transfer specialist, Gianluigi Longari, Barcelona have already made their first proposal to Atalanta for the 23-year-old center-back. The former Juventus defender was loaned out to Atalanta last season, and he made an incredible impact on the team, making 42 appearances in all competitions. He is a solid defender, and very mature for his age. He has amazing physical strength, and is very good in the air, in his box, as well as in his opponents’ box. He scored three goals with his head last season, showing his aerial abilities to the Serie A.

Barcelona target had a thrilling Copa America campaign.

His amazing season with the Italian side earned him a call-up for Argentina in the 2021 COPA America, and he went on to win that in an amazing fashion. The final was a barrage of attacks by Brazil, and after just coming back from injury, no one expected Romero to give the performance of his life. However, he managed to keep a clean sheet and after that performance, a lot of clubs were interested in the player.

At the moment, he is still a Juventus player however, Atlanta are expected to make his loan deal permanent. It is not sure whether the Italians will be willing to sell the player however, Barcelona’s president, Joan Laporta, is a magician when it comes to transfers, and he can make almost any deal go through. The Catalans will be fighting off some other clubs in order to secure the defender, most notably Tottenham Hotspur. The Spurs are also looking to bring the player to their club, and given their financial stability, Barca might have a tough task at hand.

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