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Pundit tips forgotten Spurs man to leave in January
By Bruce Grove -

One of the biggest casualties of Tottenham bolstering their team in this transfer window is Paulo Gazzaniga.

The Argentinean went from playing weekly as a cover for the injured Hugo Lloris to being left out of the team entirely.

He is now firmly the third choice at the club when it looked like he was on the verge of being in a position to challenge for the club’s number one spot.

Gazzaniga has been such a forgotten man that fans may not remember that he played 18 Premier League games for Spurs last season.

His current situation is one that needs to be sorted out quickly and former Tottenham number one Paul Robinson thinks that it will be resolved in the January transfer window.

Robinson claims that Gazzaniga is simply too good to be on the bench at Tottenham.

“I think he thought he was gone,” he told Football Insider.

“I suspect something was lined up and he thought he was leaving and that is why Jose Mourinho brought in Joe Hart.

“It looked like Gazzaniga thought he was leaving Spurs in the summer. There’s been talk of Aston Villa and Liverpool, teams looking for backups. I think his head was turned and in his mind he may have thought he was gone.

“I could see him leaving in January. He will not want to sit there as number three because he even had a taste of being number one while Huge was out.

“As a player, if you get a taste of first team action you are not going to want to come out of the team let alone the squad completely.

“I suspect that he thought he was on the move in the summer and for whatever reason that did not materialise.

“We will see Gazzaniga move on in January or the end of the season. He is not a number three goalkeeper, he is a top goalkeeper.”   

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1 year ago

What a load of rubbish Hart, was bought in Bc he’s English. No other reason & Gazza said he wouldn’t go to a Championship side then THFC/Jose stopped him joining The Dippers on the last day of the transfer window. Agree he’s a top keeper though.

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1 year ago
Reply to  MrChickenHead

Gazzaniga is, at this stage of his career compared to Hart’s stage of his career the superior keeper. It doesn’t matter what Hart did 500 years ago at City.

Hart has been for the last four years a journeyman on the wane looking for a home. A disastrous loan to Torino followed by spells at the Spammers and Burnley where he failed to nail the 1st choice slot.

So why anyone thinks he’s an upgrade on a keeper like Gazzaniga is totally beyond me, he puts zero pressure on Hugo. Gazzaniga is a Poch man who might feel his old boss didn’t deserve to go and I agree with him.

However this is now and Jose must do what’s right for him but make no mistake, Hart is a downgrade on Gazza, not the other way around…

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