CalcioAtalanta believe that Tottenham Hotspur are very close to getting some transfer business done at long last. The deal thought closest is for a new goalkeeper, Pierluigi Gollini.
Gollini is a 26-year-old Italian with Atlanta, but no stranger to the Premier League. Two years at the Manchester United Academy hardly make the Bologna born by an Old Trafford product, however, he did end up making 20 appearances for the then relegated Aston Villa in the 2016/17 season.
Judging a goalkeeper by his ability to stop penalties is perhaps unkind, but these two efforts in Serie A, on 23.05.2021 against Milan were poor.
Looking at Wyscout’s [€] goalkeeping rankings for Serie A, Gollini is the 10th best keeper when it comes to conceding goals, 20th when it came to making saves, and 22nd when it comes to leaving his line. That said, one must be wary of comparing apples with oranges, as all this happened in a different league with a completely different set of players in front of him.
Value? I would guess somewhere in the region of £17million.
As for Takehiro, the report tells us nothing new, and Bologna are still waiting for Spurs to offer €20million.