Tottenham summer signing Cristiano Romero has been given a scathing assessment of his latest Tottenham Hotspur performance.
The Lilywhites suffered a 3-2 defeat by Southampton in North London on Wednesday night while facing 23 attempts at goal in the the process.
Romero failed to cover himself in glory – no Tottenham player did – and Steve Nicol cannot believe how much Antonio Conte’s outfit will be spending on him.
Romero’s performances were outstanding last season and he claimed the league’s defender of the year award after 31 appearances as he helped Gian Piero Gasperini’s side finish third in the table which led Tottenham to acquire his service on a loan deal with option for €55m permanent deal.
‘I, However, Nicol, speaking to ESPN, has claimed that the central defender is barely even worth £20 million.
He said: “I’m reading today that’s Romero’s going to be signed for £50 million. In my eyes he’s done absolutely nothing! When you play in the middle of a back-three you’re supposed to be the general.
And you’re going to turn around and spend £50 million on a guy who you wouldn’t say he was worth £20 million.”
Fair assessment or Nasty?
Romero has barely kicked a ball due to injury over the past three months and what happened on Wednesday genuinely isn’t a fair reflection on his ability.
The truth is that Tottenham wouldn’t be spending such a massive figure on the young powerhouse unless there was massive confidence in his talent.
And therefore it’s probably safe to say that Levy – with advice from Fabio Paratici, who signed Romero – is confident that the money won’t be going to waste.