Key Spurs player could miss the start of next season due to Olympic duty

Cristian Romero could potentially miss the start of next season after admitting that he would be ready to represent Argentina at this summer’s Olympics.

Ange Postecoglou, Johan Lange and co have plenty of planning to do ahead of the start of next season as they aim to build a squad that can compete on multiple fronts.

The expectations will also likely grow in the Australian’s second season in charge but if Spurs are to close the gap with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, there is no doubt that they have to make significant upgrades to the squad.

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Cristian Romero wants to play at the Olympics

Postecoglou could now have one more thing to worry about before he starts the planning for pre-season, with Romero now opening the door to be involved in the Olympic Games to be held in Paris from July to August.

Nations have to field an Under-23 side in the tournament but they are allowed to name three players over 23, with the Tottenham man now insisting that he would love to play if he is called up.

Romero told TyC Sports: “I would like to be in the Olympic Games. I never had the chance to be there. Anything for the national team, obviously I would like to be there. If [Javier] Mascherano wants to take me, I am available.”

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While this would not be ideal for Postecoglou and Tottenham, one cannot begrudge any player the chance to represent his nation at the Olympics, even though Olympic medals are traditionally not that highly valued in football.

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