Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has been blown away by the performances of Cristian Romero since the defender made his move to Tottenham Hotspur.
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The Argentinian centre-back has had his issues with injury this season and is being forced to miss the end of Tottenham’s campaign as a result of a fresh injury concern.
However, he has shown exactly what he will bring to this Spurs side in the 22 Premier League appearances he has made for Antonio Conte’s men.
Even in the first game back after his long-term injury issue, the 24-year-old hit the ground running with a stunning return to action in the FA Cup against Brighton & Hove Albion.
The former Premier League centre-back was speaking on Sky Sports on Monday night and shared how impressed he’s been by how the Argentinian had settled to the English game, picking him as the best new arrival of the season.
He said: “Yeah, I really like him. Listen, I could have gone for [Luis] Diaz, as well. I mean, I’ve raved about him since he came in in January.
“But I think maybe with Romero being my position, I remember watching him at Man City this season, I thought there’s something special about him.
“And every time I watch him play, he takes the ball, he’s aggressive. He reminds me of [Ricardo] Carvalho at Chelsea. He’s not the biggest of defenders, but he’s clever, he’s switched on, he’s streetwise, he’s getting in front of people, he’s cool on the ball.”
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We have also been blown away by Romero in his first season in England, with the Argentinian proving his worth ahead of the expected permanent signing in the summer.
Despite only playing 22 times in the Premier League, Romero tops Spurs’ tackle charts with an average of 2.8 successful tackles per game (via SofaScore).
Romero looks like a superb addition to the north London side and we think there will be a few clubs out there feeling they may have missed out by not beating Spurs to his signature.