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£2 million for Paulo Gazzaniga proving an absolute bargain for Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur are through to the semi-final of the League Cup after a 2-0 win over Arsenal at The Emirates last night. A stunning display from Dele Alli saw him assist Heung-min Son before putting away a sumptuous finish himself for 2-0.

However, Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga also deserves plenty of credit. The Argentine made two great stops to keep Arsenal at bay. When Mauricio Pochettino brought his countryman to Spurs in 2017 many an eyebrow was raised.

From the same town as the Tottenham boss, the former Southampton stopper had worked under Pochettino on the south coast.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Paulo Gazzaniga of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his team’s second goal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

He cost around £2 million, according to The Sun, and was expected to be a long-term third-choice option behind Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm.

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But every time he has been asked to step up to the main role, the 26-year-old has proven himself worthy at Spurs.

Now, with Vorm displaced as number two and set to leave in the summer, Gazzaniga looks like a trusted long-term option for Pochettino who has so far been faultless for Spurs.

At just £2 million in the current market for a top, ball-playing, goalkeeper? That is an absolute bargain.

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