Tottenham Hotspur have completed a deal to sign Pierluigi Gollini on a season-long loan deal from Italian side Atalanta, with a view to a permanent deal.
Spurs had previously confirmed that Paulo Gazzaniga left the club when his contracted reached a conclusion at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
Therefore, Spurs needed a second-choice goalkeeper to challenge Hugo Lloris, and Gollini has joined on an initial loan with a permanent option after this season.
The Italian is no stranger to English football, having played for Manchester United’s academy teams from 2012-2014, before departing in favour of a move to Hellas Verona.
He then followed that up with a move to Aston Villa two years later, and made 20 appearances for them in total, before signing for Atalanta in 2018.
Plenty of Spurs supporters were quick to take to social media to issue their verdicts on Gollini’s arrival at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Spurs fans praise Gollini signing
“Love it, especially the fact it’s a loan move, try before we buy, very smart move for a goalkeeper, hope he does a great job and can fill Hugo’s boots if he leaves next summer, which I imagine he will.”
“As long as he keeps the Goal Out, I am in for Gollini!”
“Wow. A new signing!”
“He’s here and he’s beautiful.”
“Better than prime Buffon in my book.”
“Future number 1.”
“The rebuild starts here.”
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