Why Cristian Romero is expected to avoid quarantine following Tottenham transfer, defender could be involved vs Man City
Cristian Romero to Tottenham
Tottenham have been linked quite heavily with a move for Atalanta centre-back Cristian Romero this summer.
Fabrizio Romano reported at the back end of July that Romero was a priority target at Spurs:
Tottenham still in negotiation for Cristian Romero but no agreement yet on €55m fee – he’s the priority. 100%. ⚪️ #THFC
Plan B: open talks to sign 3 different defenders with same amount. Tomiyasu [€18m], Milenkovic [€15m] and Zouma [€25m].
Caleta-Car, NOT even an option.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 26, 2021
And then on Thursday, August 5th, Romano would report that Romero would fly to London that day and sign for Tottenham for €55m:
Merih Demiral has successfully completed his medical today as he joins Atalanta from Juventus. Loan with buy option confirmed, done deal. 🇹🇷 #Atalanta
…and Cristian Romero will fly to London later today to sign with Tottenham for €55m. 🛫🇬🇧 #THFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 5, 2021
Romero to feature vs Man City?
If Romero did indeed arrive in England on Thursday, most likely thought that the centre-back would have no chance of being involved in Spurs’ season opener next weekend vs Manchester City.
However, Romero is set to avoid any quarantine despite just arriving in England.
As the Evening Standard explain, Romero arrived in London from Italy on Thursday, but as he is double vaccinated and Italy is on the UK’s Amber List for Covid-19 travel restrictions, Romero should be exempt from the mandatory five-day quarantine provided he tests negative on Saturday.
This would, then, of course, give the defender just over a week to prepare for the City game on Sunday, August 15th, with the ES also stating that Romero avoiding the quarantine would boost his chances of being involved vs the Manchester outfit:
Christian Romero boost for Tottenham with new signing set to avoid quarantine ahead of season opener vs Man City@Dan_KP#THFC https://t.co/5XWMLLtbKP
— Standard Sport (@standardsport) August 6, 2021
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