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The switch window is simply a few days away, and after a season stuffed with ups and downs, Tottenham Hotspur have the prospect to strengthen their squad.

Ange Postecoglou has proven a number of promise in his first Premier League season because the Lilywhites boss, and with hyperlinks to gamers reminiscent of Santiago Gimenez and Youssef En-Nesyri, he might have the participant required to push into the Champions League locations subsequent 12 months.

Nonetheless, whereas he could also be handed some new stars, he might additionally lose some, and, based mostly on latest experiences, he could be about to lose one among his most necessary starters in a transfer harking back to Luka Modric’s over a decade in the past.

Tottenham Hotspur switch information

In response to a latest report from ESPN Argentina, Actual Madrid are thinking about signing Tottenham defender Cristian Romero this summer time and have the participant of their ‘sights.’

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The report doesn’t point out a possible value, however the CIES Soccer Observatory presently values the defender at €60m, which converts to round £51m.

In excellent news for the North Londoners, the 6 foot 1 Argentine signed a four-year £165k-per-week deal in August 2022, which ought to give them the chance to demand the next charge for his or her talismanic centre-back.

Tottenham defender Cristian Romero.

Nonetheless, the attract of Actual is simple, and if Romero pushes for a transfer, then the Lilywhites could also be pressured to promote one among their key males to the Spanish giants in a state of affairs akin to Modric’s sale in 2012.

Romero’s parallels to Modric

Romero joined Spurs for a whopping £42m from Serie A facet Atalanta in August 2021, and since then, he is been an indispensable a part of the membership’s lineup.

He is made 98 appearances in all competitions and has scored seven objectives and assisted seven occasions.

Described as an “unimaginable” expertise by journalist Alasdair Gold, the World Cup winner has had moments right here and there for Spurs during which he is misplaced his head and been despatched off – 4 occasions to be precise – however his ferocity and hardworking nature has additionally labored in his favour as he was named vice-captain alongside James Maddison initially of this season.

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In all, the 26-year-old titan, whom Lionel Messi described as “the most effective defender on the earth” – and he most likely is aware of a factor or two – is an important member of Postecoglou’s squad, and dropping him to Actual this summer time can be harking back to Modric’s transfer in 2012.

On the time, the Croatian famous person had been enjoying at White Hart Lane for 4 seasons, during which he scored 17 objectives and offered 24 assists in 160 video games.

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He moved to the Bernabeu for £30m, however struggled in his first marketing campaign, scoring 4 objectives and offering six assists in 53 video games and being labelled as La Liga’s worst signing.

Nonetheless, as everyone knows, he quickly kicked on and is now probably the most beloved gamers within the membership’s fashionable historical past, with 534 appearances, 39 objectives and 86 assists to his title, though most significantly, he has a trophy cupboard that would rival any participant in historical past.

Modric’s Spurs & Actual report

Group

Spurs

Actual

Appearances

160

534

Targets

17

39

Assists

24

86

Purpose Involvements

0.25

0.23

All Stats through Transfermarkt

Throughout his time within the Spanish capital, he has received six Champions Leagues, 4 La Liga titles, two Spanish Cups, 5 Spanish Tremendous Cups, 4 UEFA Tremendous Cups, 4 Membership World Cups, one UEFA Finest Participant in Europe Award, one Finest Fifa Males’s Participant award, and one Ballon d’Or – not unhealthy for the league’s worst signing.

Finally, the Croatian legend was spectacular as a Tottenham participant however reached a wholly new degree at Actual, and whereas Romero is likely to be tempted to see if he can do the identical, Daniel Levy and Co should do all they’ll to assist him attain his most potential in North London, not Madrid.

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