Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga is hoping to seal a return to Spain after falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho, according to the London Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick.
#thfc As it stands, expecting a quiet deadline day for Spurs. Gazzaniga is looking for a new club in Spain & Benfica are trying to move on Gedson, with Galatasaray saying they were in talks for him yesterday.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) February 1, 2021
Gazzaniga deputised for Hugo Lloris with mixed results last season and has since fallen down the pecking order at Spurs, with summer signing Joe Hart now considered the No.2 goalkeeper behind captain Lloris.
Hart has struggled when used in the Europa League and domestic cup games this season but Tottenham remain in all of those competitions, and Hart looks set to continue playing his part.
That means Gazzaniga is unlikely to play any first-team football at all before the end of the season unless he departs, and it sounds like that is what he is trying to do.
Kilpatrick claims the Argentine is ‘looking for a new club in Spain’. Gazzaniga spent time at Valencia as a youth player and also had a loan spell at Rayo Vallecano when he was a Southampton player.
There is an argument to be made that Gazzaniga is a better goalkeeper than Hart, but Mourinho clearly disagrees. With that in mind, a move would be his best option.