Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly approached Atalanta over the potential loan signing of 26-year-old Italian international Pierluigi Gollini this summer.
According to Sky Italia, Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a summer swoop for Pierluigi Gollini. Spurs have already started negotiations with Atalanta over a potential multi-year loan deal for the 26-year-old Italian international, with an option to buy clause embedded in the contract, directly linking to performances or appearances.
Atalanta are open to cashing in on Gollini, having bought Juan Musso from Udinese earlier this summer. As such, the move could be sanctioned soon, although Everton have also expressed their desire to sign the Italian shot-stopper as they look to find an ideal replacement for Robin Olsen.
Fortunately, the Toffees appear to be primarily focusing on the services of Asmir Begovic, which should ideally pave the way for Tottenham to sign Gollini. The goalkeeper himself will be keen on returning to England after struggling to make his breakthrough at Aston Villa. He was also a member of the Manchester United academy, though he was released before even being promoted to the senior side.
The 26-year-old Italian international joined Atalanta in 2017 and has never had to look back since. He instantly became a first-team regular for La Dea, and has made 112 competitive appearances to date. His contributions in between the sticks have been crucial behind the club’s success under the leadership of Gian Piero Gasperini.
However, it appears Atalanta are ready to move on next season, having signed Musso this summer. It should compel Gollini to return to England, as he looks to take care of his unfinished business by joining Tottenham Hotspur.
The Lilywhites are in a precarious situation in the goalkeeping department. Tottenham’s first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is nearing the final phase of his career. Other options like Joe Hart and Alfie Whiteman are not trusted either, thus forcing new coach Nuno Espirito Santo to scour the market for potential reinforcements.
Gollini has emerged as the number one candidate so far due to his success at Atalanta as well as the experience of previously playing in England. It remains to be seen how much Atalanta demand for the services of the 26-year-old, though the Italian international’s valuation is unlikely to exceed the €25 million mark, as his contract with La Dea expires in 2023.