Cuti Romero isn’t a Tottenham Hotspur player yet, but it’s very likely he will be before the weekend. And by all accounts, specifically this one as reported by Gianluca DiMarzio, he’s both grateful to his previous club Atalanta for giving him a chance and also extremely excited to be joining Spurs.
Here’s a Google Translate of comments he gave to Sky Sports Italy ahead of traveling to London to complete his move:
“Tottenham and [Fabio] Paratici strongly wanted me. I thank them, from day one they were interested in me, I liked the project they have for me and so that’s why I chose Tottenham. Now I have to respond on the field.
“But first I want to thank all of Bergamo and Atalanta, the Percassi family and all my teammates. [Gasperini] who made me grow in a way I never thought I would, to everyone I say thank you.”
“It has been an incredible year for me. I never thought I would get to this level. Right now I’m thinking that three years ago before I arrived in Italy I almost quit football. The Italian league for me has been very important, it made me grow in all aspects and I’m very happy to have played here and now I have to continue on. The Premier League is a very difficult league, but I have to be ready to do everything and continue as I did until now.”
Romero’s private jet landed at London Luton Airport this morning and he’s now almost certainly finishing up his medical, signing paperwork, and engaging in media work for the club’s official announcement of his signing. That is said to be coming before the weekend, but we won’t know until Spurs hits “send tweet.”
We don’t yet know just how good a fit Romero will be at Spurs, but he’s certainly saying all the right things!