Comparing Cristian Romero’s 2020-21 stats to Spurs current centre-backs

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There is plenty of uncertainty surrounding Tottenham Hotspur this summer with Harry Kane’s ongoing links to Manchester City. But Nuno Espirito Santo will be eager to strengthen his defensive unit as well. 

Atalanta centre-back Cristian Romero is one name said to be high on the new manager’s list, with an offer of £43million reportedly being tabled by the North Londoners.

But how do his 2020-21 stats compare to Tottenham’s current centre-backs? We’ve taken a look at his Serie A output last term and weighed it up against the corresponding Premier League data of Spurs’ defenders Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodon, Toby Alderweireld, Japhet Tanganga and Eric Dier.

Alderweireld has sealed a move to Qatari club Al-Duhail, but as Romero would likely replace the Belgian, we’ve included him here.

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Davinson Sanchez – 2.4 (77.4%)
Cristian Romero – 2.2 (73%)
Joe Rodon – 1.7 (94.4%)
Toby Alderweireld – 1.4 (73.7%)
Japhet Tanganga – 0.9 (69.2%)
Eric Dier – 0.8 (72.7%)

Successful aerial duels per 90 minutes (success rate)
Cristian Romero – 4 (68.9%)
Eric Dier – 3.1 (59.6%)
Davinson Sanchez – 3 (60%)
Japhet Tanganga – 2.2 (45.8%)
Joe Rodon – 1.8 (62.8%)
Toby Alderweireld – 1.8 (54.5%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Cristian Romero – 3.4
Joe Rodon – 2.6
Davinson Sanchez – 0.8
Eric Dier – 0.8
Japhet Tanganga – 0.6
Toby Alderweireld – 0.4

Fouls per 90 minutes
Cristian Romero – 2.5
Japhet Tanganga – 2
Davinson Sanchez – 1.3
Toby Alderweireld – 0.7
Eric Dier – 0.6
Joe Rodon – 0.2

Clearances per 90 minutes
Davinson Sanchez – 5.1
Toby Alderweireld – 4.6
Eric Dier – 4.4
Joe Rodon – 4.3
Japhet Tanganga – 2.4
Cristian Romero – 2.4

Passing accuracy
Joe Rodon – 88.1%
Cristian Romero – 86.2%
Davinson Sanchez – 84.5%
Eric Dier – 83.2%
Toby Alderweireld – 82.5%
Japhet Tanganga – 80.9%

Progressive Passes per 90
Japhet Tanganga – 2.5
Eric Dier – 2.47
Cristian Romero – 2.42
Toby Alderweireld – 2.33
Davinson Sanchez – 1.72
Joe Rodon – 1.23

Goals
Cristian Romero – 2
Toby Alderweireld – 1
Davinson Sanchez – 0
Joe Rodon – 0
Eric Dier – 0
Japhet Tanganga – 0


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