Tottenham are on the verge of signing goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
We relayed a story from Italian outlet Calcio Mercato on Saturday that Spurs were keen on the 26-year-old, and Romano has confirmed that the deal is now close to being completed.
Gollini has been with the Serie A outfit for the previous four-and-a-half seasons having initially joined from Aston Villa on an 18-month loan deal in 2016 before making his deal permanent three years ago.
Romano believes that Gollini will spend the 2021-2022 campaign at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, although Nuno Espirito Santo’s team have an option to extend the loan by a further 12 months and also an option to buy for €15m.
It’s unclear whether the Italian will instantly become number one or provide competition for Hugo Lloris next season before replacing the 34-year-old once his contract expires next summer.
Golloni’s imminent arrival could spell the end for Joe Hart’s stay in north London, though, with the former England goalkeeper possibly slipping even further down the pecking order.