Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal pull out of race for Serie A ahead
Premier League Pages spurs and arsenal retired from the race this summer by signing Argentine striker Joaquin Correa. Everton was also in the running alongside the London teams to sign the talented winger currently at work in Serie A.
Spurs are active on the transfer market this time and are close to good deals this summer. The Londoners may have lost Toby Alderweireld to the Qatar club but the team could soon find a young replacement. Tottenham are in contact with Argentine defender Cristian Romero who could play in the Premier League next season.
Cristian Romero has also been linked with a move to FC Barcelona this summer but Fabrizio Romano has ruled that out. The Argentine could be the right replacement for Alderweireld on White Hart Lane. While Spurs is also keen to close other interesting Serie A deals this summer. Fabio Paratici’s arrival in London has helped Spurs capitalize on his knowledge in the Italian market.
The club has already signed the Italian Serie A goalscorer Pierluigi Gollini. Spurs are also looking for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic to support Harry Kane. The other alternative for Vlahovic is Nigerian striker Simy. However, Cristian Romero’s contract is likely to be finalized shortly before the Premier League kick-off.
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According to Fabrizio Romano, Cristian Romero wants to join Spurs from Atalanta. He posted an update on Twitter that “Cristian Romero hopes to join Tottenham as a [a] Priority. He pushes directly with the club, there is nothing at Barcelona – just Spurs. Tottenham want Atalanta to take their final offer as Romero wants to join Spurs.
The arrival of Cristian Romero can help Spurs in their defense, especially after a poor performance last season. Both Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez couldn’t work well together for Spurs last season. Both made several individual mistakes from the start that worried Lilywhite’s believers.
Spurs placed a £ 26m bid on Correa:
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According to the Alfredo Pedulla report, Spurs made an offer for LazioJoaquin Correa’s £ 26 million last month. Aside from Spurs, Arsenal, West Ham United and Everton were also keen to secure Correa’s services this summer. The Argentine has impressed across the board for the Italians in recent seasons.
However, according to Corriere Dello Sport, all Premier League clubs have pulled out of the race for Argentina. Correa will speak to his coach Maurizio Sarri about his future with the club in the coming days. The striker may want to continue with another club in Serie A in the coming season.
The report also suggests Correa could join Inter Milan this summer when his national team-mate Lautaro Martinez leaves Inter. Martinez has a good connection game with Belgian striker Lukaku. Arsenal are one of the clubs looking to sign Lautaro Martinez this summer.
Lazio call for £ 34million for Joaquin Correa
Atletico Madrid lead the race to sign Lautaro Martínez ahead of Arsenal.
Inter Milan are interested in Joaquín Correa to replace them but PSG are interested in the Lazio striker.
– Footy accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 1, 2021
Lazio are aware of the situation and are asking around £ 34m for Correa. Inter Milan want to keep their star striker but Lautaro may be interested in new challenges. Several top clubs are ready to seal the deal for the Argentine who is doing very well in front of goal.
Both Atletico Madrid and Arsenal are keen to sign the Argentine striker on a permanent deal. Inter are ready to sign Correa to replace Lautaro if he leaves this summer. However, French giant Paris Saint-Germain is also showing interest in signing Joaquin Correa.
Premier League clubs pulled out of the race amid the price of Correa. Lazio would like to see a good amount of this deal and sell it as they see fit this summer transfer window. However, the winger still has three years in his contract with his current club, Lazio.