Tottenham are signing goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta on a season-long loan as Nuno Espirito Santo eyes his first addition… while they are in talks to buy Copa America-winning defender Cristian Romero who is also at the Serie A club
- Tottenham are set to make their first signing of the summer in Pierluigi Gollini
- The Atalanta goalkeeper will join on loan for the 2021-22 season as a back-up
- Nuno Espirito Santo has also made an enquiry for Argentine Cristian Romero
- Romero won the Copa America with Argentina earlier this month in Brazil
Tottenham are signing Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on a season loan.
The 26-year old Italy international has previously been on the books of Manchester United and Aston Villa.
Tottenham have an option to extend the loan for a further season and an option to buy.
Tottenham are signing Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini (right) on a season loan and they have also made enquiries for defender Cristian Romero
Nuno Espirito Santo is yet to receive a new signing from the Spurs hierarchy since he joined
They have also asked about Juventus defender Cristian Romero who is on loan at Atalanta though he is one of a number of targets.
A report from football.london adds Atalanta will activate a £13million option to sign Romero permanently for Juventus as part of the loan deal, before selling him on for a profit.
The 23-year-old played 42 times in all competitions for Gian Piero Gasperini’s side, including 31 displays in Serie A in a campaign which saw him win the division’s Defender of the Year Award for last season.
Defender Romero (left) was part of the Argentina side who won the Copa America this summer
Before last season, the centre back was on loan at former club Genoa from Juventus, while Romero also played alongside Lionel Messi in the Argentina side that won the Copa America earlier this summer.
Tottenham’s defence needs boosting as Toby Aldeweireld recently revealed his desire to quit the club, while Spurs have been chasing the likes of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde and Lyon defender Joachim Andersen, on loan at Fulham last term.
Italian goalkeeper Gollini, meanwhile, has been the main man between the sticks for Atalanta for the past three seasons, a period which has seen them emerge as Champions League regulars.
Gollini (right) played 20 times for Aston Villa during the 2016-17 Championship season
Gollini is set to become an understudy to Hugo Lloris (above) who has one year left on his deal
The 26-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Manchester United and played 20 times for Aston Villa in the 2016-17 Championship season, was left out of Roberto Mancini’s victorious Italy squad for this summer’s European Championships.
There is concern over the Tottenham future of club captain Hugo Lloris, who has less than a year left on his contract in north London, with Sportsmail revealing in February that Burnley’s Nick Pope was deemed a long-term successor to the 34-year-old France captain.
But Spurs are now turning to Gollini, who has made nearly 100 appearances for Atalanta since he first joined on loan from Aston Villa in 2016, as somebody who could emerge as the Tottenham captain’s successor as No 1.