Manchester United have allegedly made a significant step in acquiring Atalanta’s Cristian Romero as part of their defensive investment strategy.
The youthful centre-back is reported to have been on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s radar recently, so the deal would not come as a total surprise.
However, it has been rumoured that players such as Raphael Varane of Real Madrid and Pau Torres of Villareal are higher on the wishlist.
They are undoubtedly names that supporters would like, particularly the brilliant Frenchman who has long been linked with a transfer to Old Trafford.
Nonetheless, the Argentine seems to have skipped the line, and it will be intriguing to watch how this trade progresses.
According to SportWitness, Atalanta will find it ‘difficult’ to refuse Manchester United’s rumoured €45 million proposal for Romero, therefore discussions are anticipated to go easily.
When The Peoples Person previously reported his interest, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claimed the club had only ever scouted him.
What complicates matters further is that Romero is really a Juventus player on loan at Atalanta, and his permanent transfer has not yet occurred.
It is anticipated that the move will take place as a result of a condition in the loan agreement that allows them to acquire the player for €16 million.
However, players switching twice within the same window is very uncommon, if not impossible.
If the aforementioned is accurate, Atalanta will make a handsome profit if they purchase Romero for €16 million and immediately sell him for €45 million.
The complicated issue reinforces the idea that, despite Italy’s clamor, this is an improbable move.