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Pierluigi Gollini Close To Tottenham Transfer Takehiro Tomiyasu Deal Still Stumbling
By Harry Hotspur -

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.

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coys1882
coys1882
3 months ago

What on earth is the point in spending 15 – 20 mill on a half decent back-up keeper? Especially when there are so many other glaring holes to fill. The only slight justification is if Hugo has indicated that this is his last year, but even so this guy still appears to be something of non-entity and frankly no guaranteed long term solution. A typical underwhelming Levy hopeful punt! Is he even better than Gazzanigga? From his photos he certainly is not better looking! … haha … so there is a turn-off for the Spurs female fan base right there!

Last edited 3 months ago by coys1882
at large
at large
3 months ago

Priorities? lol. Awash in debt, burdened by non-performing assets like Dier, Dele, Winks etc., our erstwhile, underinsured property manager has but one priority now: polish this turd enough to find a greater fool willing to bail him out of this mess.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
3 months ago

Stumbling cluelessly into Poch & ‘that’ team was ENIC’s peak. It all looks a bit midtable water treading from here.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
3 months ago

Reading today’s press, it appears that City are not going to sign Kane. Too expensive in today’s climate with no resale value at his age. Wonder where that leaves “the highly respected and shrewd business man Daniel Levy, renowned for his mastery in the transfer market”?

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
3 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

I suspected that would be the case. Utd will be the big movers in what is likely their year.
*Not for Kane, just generally.

Last edited 3 months ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
James McKevitt
James McKevitt
3 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Aguero left for nothing.

Paul
Paul
3 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

A top 6 or 7 team in the premier league has no business selling their best players to the teams that are ahead of them. Any big name you are going to chase will not come after that sale because basically you have only the ropey or nothing to offer unless you are one of those perennial top 4 and fell from grace. Selling Kane to a whiney and all of a sudden budget conscious Pep and City is laughable. If they want Grealish send them flowers, we blew that deal a few years back. Why sell kane for $80M and allow city to swoop up Jack as well. Not sure why we would make a deal that widen the gap in PL with our only hope of silverware being the cups. Not much ambition for a “Top Club” eh. I felt United with Pogba, another defender and get rid of Fred will have ManU humming. Getting Kane will certain give them the title, so why help them while we finish 15th? Not sure how to judge Levy on this for the fact, Barcelona went for an aged Kun, Real Madrid is not showing any interest, no mention out of France or Germany. While back at the ranch, City, United and Chelsea knocking. Not a bullish enough market for me, but that maybe potent of things to come, we will have a significantly lower market for an injury prone 28 year old striker next year. Contrary to all above. I say sell now. We screwed anyway.

Last edited 3 months ago by Paul
Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
3 months ago
Reply to  Paul

For the record, I have never been in favour of selling our best players but it is very difficult to keep a player who wants to leave as we have seen in the past. Why do players want to leave a club? Generally because they can earn more money elsewhere but also because if you have been a player under Levy’s regime, you have probably realised that your chances of winning any silverware are practically zero. The lack of football ambition permeates the club. Whenever we have had the chance to press on with the nucleus of a very good team, Levy has either bought the wrong players to strengthen the team or has sold the best players. I am not against selling Kane because it won’t make any noticeable difference if he stays or goes, although without him, we could even be threatened with flirting with relegation. I am only saying that Kane has probably had many promises broken to him about our transfer strategy and having seen Poch and Mourinho sacked, he has seen the writing on the wall, if he had not before. Levy can over price him at a reputed 150 mill but nobody will pay it. Let’s not equate Levy’s stubbornness with shrewdness. Master negotiator my arse!

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
3 months ago

Why?

It gets madder by the day…

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
3 months ago

Doesn’t make any sense if Lloris is going to be your number one.

Mike J
Mike J
3 months ago

Given our teams ability to give away penalties and free kicks… a set-piece shot stopper would be quite useful.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
3 months ago

Once again we’re confusing our priorities. It’s the outfield that needs attention first before a back-up keeper. Why do we keep doing this? Like chasing the likes of Jack Clarke when Kane desperately needed back up. It’s a bizarre scattergun approach that doesn’t take into account our priority needs at all. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Levy hasn’t got his name written all over this. It’s in his DNA.

Tangangry
Tangangry
3 months ago

Back up keeper hardly seems the best use of 17m at the moment. Hart or Wiseman can still do a job in the Europa Conference, who cares what the outcome is.

Cabspur
Cabspur
3 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

First thing my half a braincell thinks as well ,obviously levy has a master plan🙄

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
3 months ago
Reply to  Cabspur

His master plan is to continue rinsing the fans whilst he remains the highest paid chairman in the league.

at large
at large
3 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

All we know is that we don’t know
How it’s gonna be
Please brother let it be
Life on the other hand
Won’t make us understand
We’re all part of a masterplan

Cabspur
Cabspur
3 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Yep.

Sandro
Sandro
3 months ago

Reported that WBA want 20M for Sam Johnstone – seems like good business to me. Prem experience, home grown and has always impressed when I watch him.

EssexTony
EssexTony
3 months ago
Reply to  Sandro

Yeah, let’s get this one done. But we know the good and obvious decisions always seem to pass Levy by because he knows sooo much better than everyone else.

Nikhil
Nikhil
3 months ago

Takehiro deal is probably already done. As for the goalkeeper, he doesn’t inspire confidence. He concedes more than he should (Post shot xg vs goals conceded) for the last two seasons (although marginally last season) and I couldn’t care less about going further back. Having said that, this seems like a loan with buy option, so why not? He can’t be worse than Hart.
(Goals conceded is not a good metric as Atlanta are a very attacking side).

Last edited 3 months ago by Nikhil
Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
3 months ago

Price tells all.

Spurs est_1882
Spurs est_1882
3 months ago

yes – nothing will get us into the champions league faster than a £17m GK and a £20m right back….I know you cant judge a player on cost alone, but these two would be classed cheap in the Championship, I would say you need to go back over 10yrs before this type of price was considered “competitive” for a team wanting to win stuff and make the CL.

This stinks of another manager not being backed.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
3 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

It’s a heist. Nothing more, nothing less. I can’t fathom why anybody would go and pay.

Last edited 3 months ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
3 months ago
Reply to  Spurs est_1882

This team is being built for the championship. That’s where ENIC are taking it. Just like they did with Vicenza.

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