Flocking to Twitter, many Tottenham Hotspur fans have erupted in response to Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio’s update on Atalanta shot stopper Pierluigi Gollini.
Spurs have been linked sporadically with the 26-year-old as current number one Hugo Lloris enters the final year of his contract in north London.
The Frenchman is yet to put pen to paper on a possible extension, with his future remaining a topic of discussion, potentially prompting Spurs to look at alternative options or, at the very least, some capable backup.
As per Sky Sports reporter Di Marzio, writing on his website, there has been an update on the Lilywhites and their links to Gollini. Indeed, he explains that Tottenham are now in talks to sign the former Aston Villa man and have ‘started discussing a potential deal’ with Atalanta.
This comes amid other Spurs talks to sign Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, who The Athletic claimed is closing on a move to north London
Spurs are apparently negotiating an initial loan deal for Gollini, which could be extended by a further year with the ‘inclusion of an obligation to buy’.
Flocking to this update, in reply to The Spurs Express, The Spurs Web and Di Marzio himself, many Lilywhites fans held no shortage of opinions on this development – check out some of their best Twitter verdicts below.
Spurs fans erupt as Gollini talks emerge
“I have seen people say that he’d count as home grown, if that’s true, that makes it a deal clincher.”
“I’d be happy with this”
“Okay this is actually a really good deal, gets to learn under Hugo and if he impresses in conference league we can extend another season and then sign”
“That’s actually an amazing deal if true”
“YO THIS IS HUGE NEWS MAN”
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