At FC Barcelona they are still looking for players to reinforce the squad for the 2021-22 season. Faced with the possible departure of Samuel Umtiti or Clement Lenglet, President Joan Laporta has in his sights a player who helped Lionel Messi win his first title with the Argentine national team. According to ‘Sportitalia’, he is nothing less than the defender of Atalanta Cristian Romero, recent champion of the Copa América in Brazil.
The conditions of ‘Cuti’ would be to the liking of the directors of the Catalan institution. The Serie A club itself has already recognized the interest of many clubs in signing Romero, including Barcelona. According to statements by Luca Percassi, CEO of the Bergamo team, the Argentine will only leave if an offer "adequate" to the value of the player arrives.
“The principle that we have followed in these years is that sales should strengthen us, and not weaken us. It is obvious that Cristian had an extraordinary season, he was awarded as the best defender in Serie A. It is normal that there is interest, "said Percassi at a press conference organized to present the new kit for the 2021-2022 season.
Romero, 23, was incorporated on loan from Atalanta last year from Juventus and was the protagonist of high-level benefits, making a decisive contribution to the third position of the Bergamo club, which recently exercised its purchase option definitively for an amount close to twenty million, a bargain after its present international projection. His market value is 35 million euros, according to the specialized portal “Transfermarkt”.