Fulham are eager to sign Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, according to Italian football journalist Nicolo Schira.
Gazzaniga made 25 appearances across all competitions last season, most of which came during a spell on the sidelines for first-choice goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris.
Lloris fractured his elbow in a defeat to Brighton last November and was sidelined for several weeks, allowing Gazzaniga to stake a claim for a regular spot between the sticks.
But Lloris retained his place following his recovery, and Gazzaniga’s place in the squad will now come under further scrutiny after the signing of Joe Hart on a free transfer.
Schira claims Hart’s arrival could signal the end of Gazzaniga’s Spurs career, with Fulham said to be ‘really interested’ in buying the Argentinian.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) August 31, 2020
There has been no indication as to whether Hart is now definitively second in the pecking order, but the former England goalkeeper’s arrival certainly does mean Gazzaniga’s status as Lloris’ deputy is now under threat.
It will be interesting to see if Tottenham are willing to let Gazzaniga leave – if they are, the Londoners will probably need to sign yet another goalkeeper for the senior squad.