Tottenham are set to make their first signing of the summer according to The Sun and it is going to be a goalkeeper. Before we all bring up the name of Pau Lopez, who was on loan at the Lane last season, the tabloid claims that we will be signing Southampton’s third-choice keeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
The 25-year-old played on loan at Rayo Vallecano last season in the Spanish second division though he does have some Premier League experience. The Argentine played 21 Premier League games across a span of four seasons for the Saints as he was cover for Artur Boruc, Fraser Forster and even Kelvin Davies.
It is a bit of a surprise seeing the name of the Argentine being linked with a move to us as we were always in the running to sign Lopez on a permanent deal with us. The Spaniard was on loan at the Lane last season but didn’t make a single appearance for Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
The 22-year-old has returned to his parent club, Espanyol, and we were looking to complete a deal and bring him over to London for good.
A Known Player To Our Manager, With Premier League Experience
Gazzaniga is a known entity to Pochettino during the gaffer’s time at the Saints a few seasons ago. The 25-year-old is also someone with a lot of experience of residing in England and the report from the Sun claims that we will be spending only £2million in bringing the keeper over to Wembley.
That would be a pretty decent deal in bringing a player that knows Poch and what he would expect. But playing in the second division of Spain doesn’t really cut the mustard compared to training regularly with the first-team squad of Spurs, such as the case of Lopez.
Gazzaniga wouldn’t be our first-choice keeper and is expected to be the cover for Hugo Lloris and he could even push Michel Vorm for a spot on the bench. While we have not signed a single player in the summer yet, this could be the deal that could open the doors for the bigger transfers to go through.