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Manchester United lose hope as Tottenham edge closer to signing Cristian Romero

Liverpool have entered the race for Manchester United target Cristian Romero
Liverpool have asked about Romero

Transfer News: Manchester United to battle Tottenham for Cristian Romero

According to transfer news from TalkSPORT, Manchester United are set to battle Tottenham for the signing of Cristian Romero. The Copa America winner with Argentina is the subject of interest from a host of clubs. However, Spurs are understood to be ahead in the race and have also offered one of their own players to Atalanta.

Manchester United want a new central defender this season are have identified Varane as the ideal choice. Despite the optimism, there is also caution from United’s end. They want to avoid a repeat of what happened in 2015 when they missed out on Sergio Ramos.

Manchester United prepared to spend £38million for Argentine star Cristian Romero
Argentine star Cristian Romero

That is why they are not putting all their eggs in one basket. In Romero, they have a solid backup plan if the Varane deal collapses. However, Spurs are understood to be the side leading in the race for Romero. They are looking to offer Davinson Sanchez in a bid to sweeten the deal. Barcelona are also said to be after Romero.

A Copa America winner, Cristian Romero bossed the backline for Argentina in the competition. However, one shouldn’t really be surprised as the talented defender is among the best young defenders in Serie A. He is a part of the exciting Atalanta side that is making its mark over the last few seasons.

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It is definitely wise of United to keep contingency plans for Varane given that a defender is needed at the club. However, Romero might not be the one as Spurs are edging closer to a deal.

Written by George Baker

Full-time football fan, half-time football writer. Way too big of a Manchester United fan. GGMU.

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