Manchester United keeping tabs on Juventus starlet Cristian Romero
The 23-year-old is in fact currently on loan at Atalanta this season. He has so far made 39 appearances for them, scoring three goals and assisting five. (h/t Transfermarkt)
Romero is among a number of players on United’s radar as they look to sign a centre-back in the summer transfer window. Others on the list include Lille’s Sven Botman and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.
Given what Sevilla want for Kounde, it is clear that Romero represents a much better option economically. However, it can be argued that the Frenchman is a better overall player than Romero at this point in time.
Capable of also playing at right-back, Romero is versatile enough to do a job for the Red Devils at the back. At 23, he is still about to enter his prime and could very well develop into a better player at Old Trafford.
With Edinson Cavani’s future secured, United are unlikely to go big on another striker. The same cannot be said of the other end with a defender considered to be a priority.
Harry Maguire is the club’s lone automatic choice at centre-back. While we do have numbers in Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe, neither of them have been able to impress on a consistent basis. Whether Romero will be the man to do that remains to be seen.
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The 23-year-old has been capped by Argentina at the youth levels. He has represented his country at both the Under-20 and Under-23 levels but is yet to win a senior cap.