Paul Robinson has claimed that Cristian Romero possesses all the qualities to become a future captain at Tottenham.
Romero has enjoyed an impressive first season at Spurs since joining the club from Atalanta, becoming a key part of Antonio Conte’s defence.
The Argentina international’s latest showing came in Spurs’ 3-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday, in which he dominated the ball both in the air and on the ground.
And Romero’s strong performances of late have led former goalkeeper Robinson to believe Tottenham have an ideal candidate to replace Hugo Lloris as captain when his time at the club comes to an end.
He told Football Insider: “Romero looks like he has a lot of leadership which is great to see at such a young age.
“His performances on the pitch and relationship with his teammates show that. I don’t know to what extent language is a barrier but he looks a future captain to me.
“They will not take the captaincy off of Hugo [Lloris], there is no call for that but whenever he chooses to leave there will be a decision to make.
“If Romero is still at the club I can see him stepping up. I’m not talking about any time in the immediate future but perhaps in a few years’ time.”
Romero has been ever-present in the Tottenham fold since February after recovering from a hamstring injury which kept him out of action for two months.
The 24-year-old has made 29 appearances this season and has started in each of the club’s last 14 Premier League games (Transfermarkt).
Although he has only joined Spurs on loan, it has been understood that the club will execute their £42.5 million option to sign him permanently at the end of term (Evening Standard).
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Romero seems to be a confident character from his displays on the pitch so he could definitely succeed Lloris as Spurs captain when the time comes.
Teams need their captains to be dedicated to the cause and Romero certainly looks that already in just his first season.
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