Tottenham Hotspur could end the summer transfer window on a sour note if emerging reports are to be believed…
According to talkSPORT sources, both Liverpool and Everton are interested in a move for Spurs’ third-choice goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga on deadline day.
Jurgen Klopp could be without his first-choice Allison Becker for six weeks and after a humiliating drubbing by Aston Villa on Sunday evening, no one would blame the Reds boss for losing faith in back-up Adrian.
Whilst Carlo Ancelotti appears to be desperate to sign genuine competition for Jordan Pickford with Man Utd’s outcast glovesman Sergio Romero also a name mooted.
Despite dropping down the pecking order following the arrival of Joe Hart in north London, the departure of Gazzaniga to one of Spurs’ rivals could prove to be a costly mistake.
Liverpool are the defending champions and are a shoo-in to finish inside the top four this season whilst the Toffees look every bit like genuine contenders for a place in Europe next season.
Therefore, strengthening either team could come back to hurt Spurs later in the season. They should know better after last season’s near-disaster as outside the top two, it was rather close.
Jose Mourinho’s side were three points from breaking fifth place whilst only five points split sixth to tenth.
And it’s not like Gazzaniga is a bad option to have at the club either having kept ten clean sheets in 37 appearances, per Transfermarkt.
The Special One has previously lauded the 28-year-old too, calling him “magic hands” after his display at Wolves in December whilst former boss Mauricio Pochettino, who brought him along from Southampton for just £2.5m, always believed that he had “the potential to be [a] top [goalkeeper].”
CIES Football Observatory value him as high as €7m (£6.4m), so is he really worth selling in the long-run? Probably not.
Levy simply can’t afford to risk this unforgivable blunder.