The 26-year-old stopper became Nuno Espirito Santo’s first summer signing when he joined from the Italian giants on a season-long loan last Saturday.
Whilst Gollini has been capped just once his nation, he’s established himself as first-choice for an ever-improving Atalanta side, who’ve flourished in the Champions League, making exactly 100 appearances across the previous three years.
However, despite Hugo Lloris having less than 12 months remaining on his Spurs contract, Bridge confirmed that the shotstopper’s short-term career in north London is going to see him playing in the domestic cups and inaugural UEFA Conference League, with the Frenchman still first-choice in the Premier League.
Bridge told FFC:
“From what I was told about Gollini, he will play every cup and every European game.
“Things change, if Lloris gets an injury, Gollini keeps six clean sheets and saves a penalty then Nuno has got a problem, a good problem.
“But Gollini will number two for now, with a view to playing quite a few games this season.”
This is a smart move by Tottenham. With Spurs expected to be involved in several non-Premier League games next season, those competitions should give Gollini the perfect opportunity to adapt to English football before eventually replacing Lloris ahead of the 2022-2023 campaign.