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Journalist reveals that Tottenham has concerns over a goalkeeper’s fitness level

By Eddie Razo -

Over the summer, Tottenham Hotspur brought in Pierluigi Gollini as the 26-year-old seemed the heir apparent for Hugo Lloris, whose contract expires in June. However, the France international is reportedly talking with Spurs over a contract extension with the north London club. 

The 35-year-old goalkeeper eyeing to remain with Spurs doesn’t spell good news for Gollini, who arrived on loan. According to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare, Tottenham has concerns has regarding the Italy international’s fitness level, which explains why they want to extend Lloris. 

“They have the option of signing Gollini permanently from Atalanta for €15 million (£12.9 million) at the end of the season, and an obligation to do so should he make 20 appearances during his season on loan (he’s on eight so far),”

“As it stands though, there are concerns among some at the club about his fitness, and so he has it all to do between now and the summer to show he’s worth sticking with. My suspicion is they will want someone who feels like a more realistic long-term No 1.” Eccleshare said.

Gollini has a €15-million option to buy on his loan, but if Spurs extends Lloris, it would be hard to imagine Tottenham spending that amount on a backup goalkeeper. The Italy international has made nine appearances with two clean sheets. 

However, there’s also the possibility of going for another goalkeeper if they decline to extend Lloris, and the fitness concerns for Gollini are too significant for the Premier League side to exercise the option to buy. 

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Len
Len
9 months ago

Any young keeper coming in they of to be willing to sit Lloris and it not going to happen. We are in the same predicament with Kane. No one was ever good enough to give him a breather, so why would young players want to rot behind them. I never understand some of these fans thinking? Why not get a genuine starter that once he gets the gloves it is difficult for Lloris to get it back. But gloating about getting players in that are not in anyone’ first 11. Smh. This team apart from Son and Harry any player coming in must be better than what we currently have. Period. You all ambitions are no greater than the second rated players Levy get at discount every 11th hour of each window.

Last edited 9 months ago by Len
Sonificent
Sonificent
9 months ago
Reply to  Len

We haven’t signed genuine first team quality for way too long. Agree with you on this needing to change.

Tangangry
Tangangry
9 months ago

I’m less concerned about his fitness and more concerned about his ability!

Hugo gonna be a tough act to follow, but surely has another 2 years in him at least.

Eddie
Eddie
9 months ago

Gillini is not good enough anyway.

Get Sam Johnstone in,home grown,or Lloris’countryman Meslier as his successor.Alternatavely Nick Pope.

Last edited 9 months ago by Eddie
Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
9 months ago
Reply to  Eddie

Sam Johnstone for me ..but he we need significant first team appearances to keep him content.

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