Tottenham have signed Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on a season-long mortgage, with the choice to make it a everlasting deal.
The 26-year-old turns into the primary signing of the summer time and can problem Hugo Lloris for the primary spot on the north London membership.
He has had a formidable four-and-a-half years at Atalanta, enjoying 108 instances in all competitions, together with 10 within the Champions League in latest seasons.
Spurs have been looking out for reinforcements within the goalkeeping division, with Paulo Gazzaniga leaving the membership on the finish of final season and Joe Hart being informed he’s not a part of new boss Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans.
Gollini might be seen because the inheritor to the primary shirt at Spurs, with Lloris out of contract subsequent summer time, if he impresses throughout the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
“It’s an incredible feeling. I’m very glad for this chance. It’s a large membership. It’s an excellent likelihood for me, a giant likelihood,” he stated.
“I’m actually blessed and proud to be right here and I’m simply glad to be a part of this membership and to hitch this workforce of nice gamers.
“I’m younger however I’m not too younger. I’m right here to indicate that I will be the way forward for Tottenham. Clearly now I’m right here with Hugo and I’ve big respect for him.
“He’s a legend of this membership, he’s the captain, a world champion, so for me it’s a privilege, it’s an honour to work with him and prepare with him and I’m positive I can study so much from him.
“Once I take a look at this workforce and this group of men I believe this squad is de facto good. As a workforce now we have to be actually formidable and we should always attempt to win one thing as a result of it’s a giant workforce and a giant membership and I believe profitable must be the aim.
“I’ve performed in Italy and the Premier League for me is a giant likelihood to additionally present myself on this league. I simply can’t wait.”
The Italy worldwide’s arrival is ready to spark a busy few weeks of transfers as managing director of soccer Fabio Paratici continues to form the squad.
Spurs have been closely linked with Gollini’s Atalanta team-mate Cristian Romero, whereas Sevilla winger Bryan Gil is a part of a proposed swap cope with Erik Lamela.
Defender Toby Alderweireld is ready to move the record of exits, with a transfer to Qatar on the playing cards.