It may have been long overdue but Tottenham finally announced their first official signing of the summer transfer window on Wednesday, with Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga arriving.
The 25-year-old has endured a frustrating career since arriving at St Mary’s on a four-year deal in 2012, only featuring 23 times across four seasons, and he spent last year on-loan at Rayo Vallecano.
Despite it being likely that Gazzaniga will be utilised as a back-up to current ‘keeper Hugo Lloris, rather than as competition, Mauricio Pochettino has a lot of admiration for his fellow Argentine.
The former Valencia man has signed on a five-year deal that will see him at the club until 2022.
It was Tottenham who took to social media to announce Gazzaniga’s arrival…
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 23, 2017
And some supporters were relatively pleased with the news…
— Jordan Yorath (@sticksTHFC) August 23, 2017
Pochettino already thinking long term with the signing of Paulo Gazzaniga. Third choice keeper who will provide good completion. #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) August 23, 2017
Some weren’t as impressed with the new arrival though…
Every time I've seen Gazzaniga play he's let in a howler. Makes Roy Carroll look world class. Club don't have a clue at the moment. #LevyOut
— JT (@JamesTaylorAG) August 23, 2017
Ffs Gazzaniga is 1 of the 2-3 signings we r getting? That's a non signing.
— Tom (@kanelsabelTHFC) August 23, 2017
Gazzaniga wont play more than 5 games in the 5 years he's with us. Pointless signing ?
— charlie keen (@charlie_keen15) August 23, 2017
Ladies and gentlemen my club!
Linked with Aurier Barkley Sessegnon balde and we announce Gazzaniga
Never change https://t.co/9hA1XMmHN6
— Kyle Michael-Peters (@Mike_b_Spurs) August 23, 2017
With the majority of fans still waiting on the big, marquee signings…
Poch says 4 signings and we waste 1 on Gazzaniga? Guess no Keita now. Sanchez, Barkley, Aurier, and Gazzaniga would still be a good window
— Kane (@NewEnglandYiddo) August 23, 2017
Sanchez and Gazzaniga done, just Foyth n 1 more tc? Poch said 4 signings I wasn't thinking 2 CBs and a res GK. Can we wish for more wishes?
— Nelly Evans (@NellyEvans79) August 23, 2017
Gazzaniga is a squad player for now but we need players to challenge for 1st team places.. announce Balde and Aurier now pls @SpursOfficial
— Jim (@J1M5TER) August 23, 2017
Whilst supporters of rival clubs reveled in Tottenham’s transfer dealings to date…
@SpursOfficial sell Kyle Walker then buy Paulo Gazzaniga WTF then they expect to win the league….
— MonTanaKE™ (@dan_cariukey) August 23, 2017
Surely Gazzaniga move to Spurs for reported £2m- £3m wins craziest,overpriced transfer window 2017 award! #saintsfc
— Luke Fletcher (@Superfletch81) August 23, 2017
What do you think Tottenham fans? Is the Southampton man a good buy? Let us know below.