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Tottenham star praised for exceeding exceptions at Spurs after being thought of as ‘really cheap option’

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Guglielmo Vicario has been a bargain transfer for Tottenham

Guglielmo Vicario has had an impressive start to his time in North London, as he has exceeded expectations following his move from Empoli in the summer.

Ange Postecoglou & Co. made an early move to bring the Italian goalkeeper to N17 during the summer transfer window as the Australian tactician took charge of his first season at the club. The former Celtic manager wanted to play a possession-based game, so he brought in a goalkeeper with ball-playing abilities who has intent with the ball at his feet.

As Hugo Lloris’s time at the club came to an end, Vicario grasped an opportunity to become number one at N17 for a prolonged period. As Vicario grasped his opportunity, he has become number one between the sticks for the club, and considering the cheap fees he signed for at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, he could become one of the signings of the season.

Massive praise by the gaffer for the enormous impact Vicario has had since he moved clubs

Tottenham signed Guglielmo Vicario last summer.
Tottenham signed Guglielmo Vicario last summer.

Vicario did not play for one of the renowned Italian clubs and was still a relatively unknown player when Tottenham brought him to England. His signing is reaping massive dividends for Spurs owing to the impact he is having between the woodworks, especially with his feet. The Italian has been one of the best, if not the best, in the league in multiple facets of the game.

Following the massive impact he has had at N17, Ange Postecoglou praised him and expressed his delight about landing his signatures:

“You get presented with some options and I just really liked Vicario from the start in terms of the characteristics he has as a goalkeeper. His agility, his demeanour, his character. He hasn’t had a long time at the top level, similar to Micky van de Ven. I like players who have worked their way up from a low level very quickly because it shows that they adapt very quickly but also that they’re coachable, that they learn.”

It is interesting to see how Ange went not to praise Guglielmo Vicario; he spoke about his personalities as a goalkeeper rather than his abilities. This shows the human behind the veil is as important for the gaffer as the man-at-job.

Michael Bridge builds on Ange’s good words.

He was brought for an initial fee of just  £12m. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
He was brought for an initial fee of just £12m. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge suggested that Vicario has been ‘absolutely brilliant’ since he moved to Tottenham. He expressed how he initially thought Daniel Levy & Co. were only looking for a cheap goalkeeper when Tottenham brought him to North London, but his signing has been really positive for the club and the brand of football they play.

Michael Bridge, speaking to GIVEMESPORT, said:

“He’s been absolutely brilliant. He’s been really, really good.

Bridge added,

“He’s like a leader as well. He’s really vocal and I have to be honest with you, when he came in me and many others were like, typical cheap option. Just £12m, but he’s been outstanding. He’s been a real positive. He’s been great.”

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Looking at the massive impact Guglielmo Vicario has had at the club, his signing looks like a bargain deal for the season. If he continues his development, Vicario has the potential to have a Lloris-esque impact at the club.

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