Cristian Romero has picked Luis Diaz and Raheem Sterling in an interview with ESPN as the two forwards he has had the most issues with in the Premier League since his move to Tottenham Hotspur, writes the TBR.
Romero has proved to be a colossal signing for Spurs. Reports previously claimed that some at Tottenham see the Argentinian proving to be a transformative signing for the club. And, so far, they look set to be absolutely spot on.
He has been outstanding. And Tottenham are making significant progress under Antonio Conte. Certainly, they will take huge encouragement from their record against the top two this past season.
Neither Manchester City or Liverpool beat Spurs this term. Nevertheless, Romero picked out a player from both clubs when discussing the two forwards who have given him the most problems.
“Luis Díaz and Sterling are the two players who made me suffer the most,” he told ESPN.
Of course, Diaz could have been a teammate of Romero’s from January had events played out differently. Tottenham reportedly made a £46 million bid for the Colombian in the winter window.
Unfortunately for Spurs, all that seemed to do was encourage Liverpool to make an offer. And obviously, it was the Reds who won the race to take him from Porto.
But perhaps Sterling could be a teammate of Romero’s from next season. Reports recently claimed that Tottenham would love to sign the £49 million Manchester City forward.
It would be a huge statement to sign Sterling. He has been an incredible performer in the Premier League for so many years now. And he is still only 27 years of age.
He should be at the peak of his powers. That may be bad news for Romero if they have to face each other next season.
But it could be brilliant if the pair are on the same side.