Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini recently and the Italian could be the man to finally replace Hugo Lloris in this Spurs side.
According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Spurs are already in negotiations with Atalanta over a potential deal for the 26-year-old shot-stopper, who has played for Manchester United and Aston Villa in the past.
It is suggested that Spurs could take the ‘keeper on a two-year loan deal with an obligation to buy, as they look to find a replacement for Lloris, who looks likely to depart the North London club at the end of next season when his contract is set to expire.
Although Lloris is club captain at Spurs and is a World Cup-winning goalkeeper, he is 34-years-old now and has proven himself to be error-prone in recent seasons, with mistakes leading to goals a far too regular occurrence for the Frenchman, despite the occasional world-class saves he makes.
Questions have rightly been asked of Lloris during his time at the club but he is perhaps too comfortable in his position as the first-choice goalkeeper, with Joe Hart and Alfie Whiteman offering little competition, which suggests that the signing of a quality ‘keeper such as Gollini could definitely benefit Spurs.
Last season, following a 5-4 defeat against Everton in the FA Cup, talkSPORT pundit Jason Cundy blasted Lloris for a disappointing performance, saying:
“Lloris has got to move on.
“I don’t want to point the finger in just one direction, because if you concede five there is a lot of blame there and you defend as a unit. But I have to say, some of the goals Lloris let in tonight… he is a weak link.
“The Calvert-Lewin goal was embarrassing and I don’t think he fills that Tottenham defence with any confidence.
“He let Everton back into the game. Look at some of the top goalkeepers in this country, Alisson at Liverpool and Ederson at Man City, that doesn’t happen, or it rarely happens, but with Lloris, I’ve seen it too many times.
The £15.3m-rated Gollini could be the ideal man to replace him at Spurs, having established himself as a regular with Atalanta in recent seasons, making 112 appearances, in which he has conceded just 120 goals and kept 38 clean sheets.
Last season saw the Italian make 26 appearances in Serie A, keeping an impressive 10 clean sheets and conceding just 26 goals, which suggests that he could be an excellent addition to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
Therefore, Fabio Paratici should definitely be looking to bring Gollini to Spurs this summer, in the hope that he can be the man to step up when Lloris finally leaves the North London club.
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