Cristian Romero reveals why he changed his Tottenham shirt number

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Cristian Romero
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Cristian Romero has briefly explained why he decided to change his shirt number at Tottenham, claiming that it is his favourite number.

The Argentine defender was one of two Spurs players to switch digits ahead of the new campaign alongside last season’s breakthrough star Oliver Skipp. 

Skipp played in the No. 29 last season but replaced it with the No. 4 after taking advantage of what was an unexpected change by Romero. 

Romero gave up the number to take possession of the vacant No. 17 shirt which had remained available since Moussa Sissoko’s departure last summer. 

Although wearing the No. 13 while on international duty with Argentina, he previously donned the 17 during his spells with Club Atletico Belgrano, Genoa and Atalanta (Transfermarkt). 

Now expected to wear his new number during the club’s pre-season tour of South Korea over the next week, Romero has since taken to social media to explain his decision to change. 

Accompanied with a picture of his brand new Spurs jersey, he said: “My favourite number came back to me.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Footballers tend to have their own superstitions and quirks when it comes to playing and s preferred shirt number is one of the things plenty find important to them. 

Romero clearly has a history with the 17 as he has played with it across a number of clubs in his relatively short career so far. 

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