Gollini signs a loan

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal to loan Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini for at least the next 12 months.

New boss Nuno Espirito Santo is keen to find some more competition for current starter Hugo Lloris, with 34-year-old Joe Hart as the only other goalkeeper in the book following the release of Paulo Gazzaniga.

Gollini moves on this summer / Marco Canoniero / Getty Images

As stated by Fabrizio Romano, the club has agreed on Gollini and an agreement has been reached to get the 26-year-old on loan for the coming season, with the potential to keep him a little longer.

It is understood that the loan contract can be extended for another season, and there is also an opportunity to buy Gollini directly for around 13 million pounds.

Minor details are still being discussed, including the possibility that that option will become an obligation if Gollini meets certain objectives, but all major obstacles have been overcome.

Gollini is now set to become the first signing under sports director Fabio Paratici, who has made no secret of his desire to use his knowledge of Serie A in terms of both transfers and the search for a new manager.

For Gollini, the move will return to England for the first time since 2017, when he left Aston Villa on a first loan to Atalanta before moving directly to the Italian side in 2018.

The shot stopper also spent time in Manchester United’s academy as a youth but never made an appearance for the first team, although he has 20 experience in the championship with Villa from the 2016/17 season.

Gollini spent time at Villa / Stu Forster / Getty Images

Also discussed between the two teams is a potential deal for center-back Cristian Romero, who is currently on loan at Atalanta from Juventus.

Atalanta are expected to redeem their £ 13.8 million option to sign the 23-year-old, who was named Serie A defender of the year last season, before wanting to sell him for a hefty profit.

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