Pedro Porro thinks his Tottenham teammate Cristian Romero is the best centre-back in the world.

Romero has now emerged as the leader of the new-look, young, Tottenham backline, with the 25-year-old now having plenty of experience under his belt in big tournaments, having won both the World Cup and Copa America with Argentina.

The former Atalanta man has formed a formidable partnership at the back with Micky van de Ven, having hardly put a foot wrong so far this season.

The pair delivered another solid display to keep a clean sheet against Fulham on Monday, with the Lilywhites emerging 2-0 winners on the night.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 02: Cristian Romero of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring the team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on September 02, 2023 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Is Romero one of the best defenders in the PL?

Romero is used to getting some high words of praise from his international teammates, with Lionel Messi and Rodrigo de Paul labelling him the best centre-back in the world recently (Mirror).

Some pundits such as Alejandro Moreno have scoffed at those claims (ESPN FC) but it is an assertion that Porro certainly agrees with.

The Tottenham right-back commented on Romero’s Instagram post: “Best in the world. Mi cutiiiiii!!”

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Romero has always had the raw materials to be one of the best centre-backs in the world, but much like the rest of the Tottenham squad, he struggled at times last season. The 27-year-old needs to show consistency over a year or two to be in the conversation for the best defender in the world.

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