New Tottenham signing Cristian Romero will wear the number four shirt next season, it has been confirmed.
The 23-year-old has signed for Spurs after impressing in Serie A with Atalanta last season, during a loan spell from Juventus.
His arrival in north London has been officially confirmed this evening, after Atalanta took up their €16million (£13.5million) option to buy the defender before sealing a deal with Spurs.
And it has now been confirmed by Tottenham that Romero will wear the number four shirt, which was last worn by Toby Alderweireld last season, with the Belgian leaving the club this summer.
Romero, who now links up with his international team-mate Giovani Lo Celso, who he won the Copa America alongside with Argentina last month, all-but confirmed the move already by saying goodbye to Atalanta with an emotional statement published on his official Instagram account.
He wrote: “Unfortunately the day has come that I never thought could come so soon. I say unfortunately because in Atalanta I found more than just a club, but a real family with which I was able to grow and fulfil some of my dreams as a child such as playing and winning with my national team.
“I thank the Percassi family who believed in me more than anyone a year ago, all my teammates, the coach, all the staff and managers. But above all I want to greet the Bergamo fans because they made me feel at home and welcomed me as one of them.
“I am sure that one day we will meet again and I promise you that you will have one more fan who will follow you in every match. Thanks for everything @atalantabc.”
It is understood that Romero has signed for Spurs in a deal worth around £42.5million, putting pen to paper on a six-year deal with the club.