Ledley King has said that Cristian Romero has all the raw materials to be a top centre-backs in football. 

Romero’s rise over the last two years has been quite dramatic, with the centre-back being voted the Serie A defender of the year in 2020-21 before quickly establishing himself as a mainstay in the Tottenham defence after arriving at the North London club last summer.

Jamie Carragher even named the 24-year-old as his signing of the season on the back of his first season in the Premier League (Sky Sports MNF).

It did not come as a surprise when Tottenham activated the £46.5m option to buy the Argentine permanently last month, and Spurs fans will be hoping that the best is yet to come from the centre-back.

The 24-year-old is also a mainstay in La Albiceleste’s backline and is seen by many as being key to their chances at the World Cup.

King has explained how Romero’s tenaciousness of the ball and his calmness on it, separates him from the other centre-backs.

The legendary Spurs defender told 90 min about Romero: “He’s a rare one for me.

“He’s very calm with the ball, almost kind of stops with the ball and everything slows down, and without the ball, he’s so tenacious. 

“He wants to get in there and win everything. For me, he’s got a perfect balance for being a top centre-half.”

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Fabio Paratici deserves a lot of credit for bringing Romero to Spurs. The Argentine is a modern-day defender with respect to his ability on the ball and aggression but at the same time, there is also an old-school element about him, given how much he seems to enjoy defending.

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