Pierluigi Gollini reveals why he had to join Tottenham as he closes in on transfer switch

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Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini has admitted that the offer of joining Tottenham Hotspur was the “best one” out of the proposals that were put to him.

The 26-year-old shot-stopper has made the admission ahead of sealing his season-long loan move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Gollini, who has spent time in England in the past with Aston Villa, is poised to become Spurs head coach Nuno Espirito Santo’s first signing since he took charge earlier this month.

He has completed his medical in Italy and is now on his way to London to be officially unveiled as a Tottenham player, meaning he will add strength in depth to Espirito Santo’s goalkeeping department.

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As well as admitting that the proposal from Spurs was the “best one,” he has also revealed his admiration for Spurs No.1 Hugo Lloris.

As quoted by Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, Gollini, speaking from an Italian airport, said: “I had proposals from Italian clubs but Tottenham are the best one.

“I respect Hugo Lloris, he’s a great goalkeeper and I’m proud to work with him at Spurs.”

Gollini is poised to arrive in north London as Lloris’ deputy, demoting Joe Hart to third in the pecking order in the process.

It was reported earlier this week in the Italian media that Tottenham can sign Gollini on a permanent basis this summer for £13million. That will become an obligation if the Italy international makes 20 appearances or more for his new club this season.

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Gollini’s exit from Atalanta could come as a surprise to some as he was a regular for the Italian side last term, racking up a total of 32 appearances in all competitions, including three outings in the UEFA Champions League.

However, the prospect of a new challenge back in England appears to have been too tempting to turn down for the goalkeeper.

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Source by Football London

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