Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta, with the goalkeeper initially joining a seasonal loan that includes a redemption option.
Gollini has played 89 Serie A games in the past five seasons with Atalanta, joining the Serie A club after a stint in English football at Aston Villa.
The 26-year-old had also spent time at Manchester United early in his career, but it was at Hellas Verona where he made his first team debut during the 2014-15 season.
After representing Italy at a youth level, he made his debut with the Azzurri by entering as a substitute in a Euro 2020 qualifying match against Bosnia and Herzegovina in November 2019, although this remains his only international presence to date. .
Now part of Nuno Espirito Santos’ squad at Spurs, Gollini is looking forward to working alongside Hugo Lloris, but he also plans to prove he is a long-term option to be the new number one.
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“I am very happy for this opportunity. It’s a huge club and a great opportunity for me. I am lucky and proud to be here. I am so happy to be a part of this club and to join this team of great players, “he told Spurs TV.
“I’m young, but not too young. I’m here to show that I can be Tottenham’s future.
“Obviously, I’m here with Hugo. I have enormous respect for him, he’s a legend in this club. He is the captain and a world champion, so it is a privilege and an honor to work with him and train with him. I’m sure I can learn a lot from him.
“The team is really, really good. As a team, we should be ambitious. We should try to win something, because this is a great club. Winning must be the goal. “
Confirmation of Gollini’s arrival comes the day after Spurs announced that Son Heung-min had signed a new long-term contract.
However, doubts still remain about Harry Kane’s future. The English striker has been heavily linked to a move to top rivals Manchester City, with reports suggesting it will take a £ 160m offer to secure a completed deal during the current transfer window.