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Spurs should offload Paulo Gazzaniga this transfer window

A third-choice goalkeeper should never really a problematic position for any club, but Tottenham Hotspur are merely wasting finances with Paulo Gazzaniga.

The Argentine shot-stopper is thought to be on around £25k-per-week in north London and has quickly become a forgotten man since the arrival of Joe Hart in the summer.

Indeed, the free-agent was signed by Jose Mourinho and has since become a reliable back-up to Hugo Lloris, starting eight matches across the Europa League and FA Cup.

As a result, Gazzaniga, who played a heft chunk of last season in the Frenchman’s absence, is yet to play at all this campaign. In fact, he’s only made a Spurs matchday squad once in 31 outings.

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It just seems pointless keeping him around when an academy glovesman can fill that void and still gain valuable experience for the U23 squad.

The 29-year-old outcast deputised for Lloris in 25 matches in 2019/20 but only managed to keep five clean sheets, per Transfermarkt.

Whilst since arriving from Southampton and thus reuniting with Mauricio Pochettino in 2017 for £2m, he’s made only 37 appearances, so he’s pretty much being paid a salary for doing very little, if not nothing at all.

Mourinho did praise him during a run of matches last season, dubbing him “magic hands,” whilst the man he replaced once lauded him “fantastic,” and claimed there was no doubt over his ability.

He’s not even made their Europa League squad either, which speaks volumes on how Mourinho must rate his third-choice goalkeeper.

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As does the fact that a player released by Premier League strugglers Burnley has been able to easily usurp him in the pecking order, almost in a flash.

Which is why it would be a smart decision to cash in on him before the transfer window draws to a close in two weeks time – according to Eurosport’s Dean Jones, the one-time international is ‘likely’ to leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this month.

A wise decision for someone who is merely robbing Spurs chairman Daniel Levy blind at the minute. In the summer, both Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton were thought to be keen on signing him, so he surely wouldn’t be short of suitors.

Having wasted a total of £5.5m on the Spurs outcast over the past three-and-a-half years, it’s time for Levy to move him on.

AND in other news, Levy could secure Spurs a perfect Eriksen replacement in “extraordinary” £44m maestro…

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