Speaking to FootballFanCast, Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has made a claim involving Tottenham Hotspur summer signing Pierluigi Gollini.
The Lowdown: Spurs sign Gollini…
After weeks of talks with Serie A side Atalanta, Spurs recently confirmed the signing of Gollini on a season-long loan with the option to make his stay permanent.
Indeed, the 26-year-old was announced as Nuno Espirito Santo’s first major summer acquisition as the former Wolves head coach gears up for his debut season as Tottenham boss.
Gollini has previous experience in England with Aston Villa and he will now provide sufficient competition for long-time number one Hugo Lloris.
The Latest: Sky reporter makes Gollini claim…
Speaking to FFC, Bridge has made a claim on Gollini on what exactly his role will be at Spurs over 2021/2022.
The reporter says that he will in fact be utilised in a number two goalkeeping role behind Lloris, but that isn’t to say he won’t get plenty of minutes.
“From what I was told about Gollini, he will play every cup and every European game,” Bridge explained.
“Things change, if Lloris gets an injury, Gollini keeps six clean sheets and saves a penalty then Nuno has got a problem, a good problem.
“But Gollini will be number two for now, with a view to playing quite a few games this season.”
The Verdict: Shrewd signing…
Even though this isn’t a role which will really excite supporters, the signing of Gollini as back up is arguably a shrewd move given the long-season ahead and his impressive stint at Atalanta.
Landing the accomplished shot stopper on loan with a view to make the deal permanent could be deemed a masterstroke by Fabio Paratici given the finances saved in this move.
In one fell swoop, Spurs have snapped up a capable keeper whilst spending little to no money.
In other news: Talks underway: Nuno green lights yet another Spurs exit as N17 news emerges, find out more here.
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