Goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga has left Tottenham Hotspur for Fulham, following the expiration of his contract in North London [Daily Mail].
The Lowdown: Tottenham Hotspur move into new era under Espirito Santo
Facing a re-structuring job more extensive than any other for some time in North London, Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo will hold acquiring top talent alongside shifting spare squad parts in equal esteem.
Wasting no time in moving fringe players on, Juan Foyth and Danny Rose have become two early casualties of the new Tottenham era [Transfermarkt].
Now, another man who has finalised his departure is 29-year-old Gazzaniga.
Should Tottenham have kept hold of Gazzaniga?
The Latest: Gazzaniga completes Fulham switch
Undergoing a medical on Saturday, the Argentinian has now finalised a move to Craven Cottage after four years at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium [Daily Mail].
His contract expired at his former club earlier this summer, whilst he has now put pen to paper on a two-year contract with London rivals Fulham [Athletic].
Predominantly a backup stopper during his time at Spurs, his replacement looks to have already arrived in the form of loanee Pierluigi Gollini [BBC].
The Verdict: Right time for player and club to part ways
In terms of a cost-cutting measure, letting 6ft 5in giant Gazzaniga leave for pastures new makes sense for Tottenham Hotspur.
Throughout his stint at his former employers, he made 37 appearances keeping a commendable ten clean sheets [Transfermarkt].
However, he fell out of favour in 2020/21, making 8 appearances on loan at La Liga outfit Elche in the second half of the campaign, registering two clean sheets [Transfermarkt].
In his short spell in Spain, the Argentina international demonstrated his instinctual awareness between the sticks, recording a save percentage ratio of 61.9% [FBRef].
Once labelled as ‘fantastic’ by former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino [Eurosport]., it is probably the right time for club and player to part ways as they both look to embark on thier own new paths.
In other news, Tottenham Hotspur fans react to a potential departure.
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