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Tottenham agree £20m deal for 26-year-old Serie A shot stopper

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Fabrizio Romano gives the 'Here we go' for Tottenham goalkeeper target Guglielmo Vicario.

Tottenham agree £20m deal for Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario

According to respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia, Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to a deal worth £20 million with Empoli for the talented shot-stopper Guglielmo Vicario.

The Lilywhites’ pursuit of a new goalkeeper has been well-documented in recent weeks. Initially, their sights were set on David Raya of Brentford. However, it appears that negotiations hit a stumbling block due to the Bees’ steep asking price.

The Italian shot-stopper, currently plying his trade at Empoli, caught the attention of Spurs’ decision-makers with his exceptional performances in Serie A. With Tottenham needing a goalkeeper, he has emerged on their radar.

A verbal agreement has been reached between the two clubs, with the transfer fee set at £20 million. The deal is now pending the submission of an official offer, which is expected to be delivered imminently.

This breakthrough in Tottenham’s pursuit of a new goalkeeper comes as no surprise. The need for a reliable and commanding presence between the sticks has been evident, particularly with the decline in form of club captain Hugo Lloris.

Lloris, who has already expressed his desire to seek pastures new, is poised to depart the London club this summer. Tottenham, understanding the financial implications of losing him for free next year, are keen to capitalize on his market value now.

Tottenham agree £20m deal for Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Guglielmo Vicario is an option for Tottenham (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

With Lloris’ imminent departure, Tottenham’s attention has turned to Guglielmo Vicario. The 25-year-old Italian possesses an impressive skill set, characterized by sharp reflexes, excellent distribution, and a commanding presence in the penalty area.

By securing Vicario’s services, Tottenham Hotspur hope to solidify their backline and provide the team with a reliable last line of defence. The arrival of a talented shot-stopper like Vicario will inject fresh energy into the squad, giving them the confidence they need to mount a serious challenge in domestic and European competitions.

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Only time will tell where Vicario ends up. If Tottenham think he is the man, they must go for him. Let’s see how it goes.

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