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  1. humanbeingincroydon

    humanbeingincroydon Well-Known Member

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    At this point Paratici is probably going to be negotiating with Juve to get Demirel to Atalanta

    Don't suppose he fancies adding Dier to the list of players to negotiate with?
     
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  2. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    Think he’s jumping the gun a bit here…
     
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  3. SpursDisciple

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    Romono is the clincher.
     
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  4. Citizen Kane.

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    I agree that Levy probably got badly burned fingers from the Sanchez sized hole in his wallet, but I'm interested to hear what makes you compare the two players as you have done.

    Granted, Romero recently won the Copa America and is slightly older than Sanchez was when we signed him, but a season at Genoa followed by another at Atalanta...no disrespect to either of those sides but to my mind he's almost as big a risk as Sanchez was but at an even higher price.

    I'd limit 'established star' to someone with a more impressive CV ideally at the prime of their career and even more ideally with PL experience. Aymeric Laporte or Raphael Varane for example.
     
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  5. Citizen Kane.

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    Sorry guise I'm very late to this whole Juve-Atalanta-Spurs triangle. Couple of questions:
    A) Why are we negotiating with Atalanta if the player is legally owned by Juve?
    B) Will this become a Toby mk II, whereby Atalanta fans will forever harbour an irrational hatred against us for signing "their" player?
     
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  6. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    Neither Laporte or Varane would join us though. They’re the types who want to be winning titles and playing CL footy, or in Varane’s case simply picking up a huge wedge as he likely ain’t winning any titles at Utd.

    Romero won Serie A best defender last season in a league that has Chiellini, Bonucci, Koulibaly, Manolas, Romagnoli, Skriniar, de Vrij etc so whilst I don’t know a huge amount about him, he must be half decent to be picking up that sort of accolade above those guys.

    Also, something I’ve said a few times already but Atalanta are basically the Leicester of Serie A in terms of making some unbelievably smart signings in recent years, and unlike Leicester they’ve actually qualified for the CL for the past two seasons too. So signing someone from them gives me the hope that they’re likely a very decent player.

    We’ll never know for sure how good he is though til he puts on a Spurs shirt but for the hassle we’re going through he better be good!

    He’s on a two year loan there and Atalanta have an option to buy, so they’ll pay the fee (around €15m I think) and then immediately sell to us for the reported €50m+.
     
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  7. Diego

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    So basically prior to now they didn't think he was worth paying 15m for but were good to pay his wage and now you have offered 50m they have said "**** yeah, we're having that" <laugh>
     
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  8. KingHotspur

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    No, they had him for another year so probably would have waited to sign him next season. This way they can make a huge profit on him.
     
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  9. Dier Hard

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    It’s a two year loan, they’re not exactly in a rush to pay that €15m.
     
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  10. Spurf

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    I thinks it's more strange that Juventus buy him and then loan him out for 2 years without playing him. I suppose they just stockpile players like City & Chelsea and they are just making sure their main rivals can't use him.
     
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  11. Diego

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    They are now <whistle>
     
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  12. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    Blame Paratici as it would’ve been him doing just that <laugh>.

    They signed Romero the same summer they signed de Ligt and Demiral I think, so them three along with already having Chiellini and Bonucci always meant someone was either not gonna play or needed to go out on loan, Romero was indeed that one.
     
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  13. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    True, true.

    Can’t say I blame them either, will be more than tripling their money within hours of paying for him, lol.
     
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  14. The Changing Man

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    It has to be remembered that Juventus have 3 of the best centre backs in Europe and a 4th choice who is also an established international. Romero was signed I would guess as a player for the future (probably by our new director of football) and loaned out to another top Italian club in order to gain experience and possibly for them to make a profit.

    Last season he improved significantly, maybe more than Juve expected, but much better judges of players than me (and other people posting here) have watched him play in Serie A, Champions league and at the Copa America and now think that he has developed into a player who will improve our defence (not hard) and is worth the sort of fee that is being negotiated. I have no idea if he is worth the money and bringing over players with no experience of our league is always a risk, but in all honesty we need better defenders and from the little I have seen of him , he looks like he can defend that's already an improvement on Dier.
     
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  15. Dier Hard

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    I won’t copy the tweets as they’re in Spanish but two Argentinian based media outlets - TNT Sports Argentina and TyC Sports - are claiming the deal is done/ Atalanta have (finally!) accepted our bid.
     
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  16. Dier Hard

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    They’d just lost Barzagli to retirement the summer they signed de Ligt, Demiral and Romero too.

    Safe to say Paratici/ the scouts at Juventus certainly knew a good CB when they saw one!

    As you’ve said it’s pretty impossible to tell how he'll do here with no Prem experience but winning Serie A defender of the year, qualifying and playing in the CL with Atalanta and winning the Copa America with Argentina must surely mean there’s a bit about him?

    Hopefully for once a big money signing for us will work out. We’re due a bit of good fortune!
     
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  17. KingHotspur

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    Every signing is a risk but if Paratici rates him enough to sign him twice then that’s good enough for me
     
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  18. Citizen Kane.

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    We're there folks. The magical stage of the transfer window where DH sits at his laptop, 9 different Twitter tabs open plus Google Translate, clicking refresh like a man possessed.
     
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  19. Dier Hard

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    Good news that, looks a real talent.
     
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  20. humanbeingincroydon

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    Do not take a drink every time you see a reply containing the name Romero

    You'll be dead in less than a minute
     
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