'Really pleased': Some Aston Villa fans react after Tottenham make club announcement
Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to react after Tottenham announced the signing of Pierluigi Gollini on a season-long loan from Atalanta.
What’s the story?
Does the name ring a bell? It should do.
The 26-year-old made 20 appearances for the Villans during the Roberto Di Matteo days, but didn’t really set Villa Park alight due to his poor displays.
In fairness to the 1-cap Italy international, he was only 21 when he arrived in the Midlands, and was far from the glovesman he is now.
Gollini left Aston Villa for Atalanta, where he has made a name for himself by starring for the Serie A side domestically and in the Champions League.
Did Aston Villa make a mistake?
In our view, despite his move to Tottenham, Aston Villa were right to offload Gollini.
It just wasn’t working out for the Italian at Villa Park, and you can’t really argue that it was wrong to sell him.
Of course, eyebrows will be raised after a big club in Tottenham moved to bring him back to England.
However, he’s a completely different player now.
Aston Villa have one of the Premier League’s best shot-stoppers in Emiliano Martinez now anyway, so everyone’s a winner.
For now, let’s see how the Aston Villa fans on Twitter reacted to Tottenham’s club announcement…
It will be interesting to see how far he has progressed since his #avfc days.— Andrew Ashburn (@AndrewAshburn) July 24, 2021
6 years ago, Gollini looked totally out of his depth in the Championship – a lot can change in that time though. https://t.co/G5ZljCi5JX
He was essentially given 10 games, then discarded. Was a very specific issue with his kicking. Young lad in a new country. Looked a solid shot stopper. Another player we totally wrote off immediately.— Alex Berwick (@Alex_Berwick) July 24, 2021
Gollini is back in England 👀 https://t.co/DphBhJnHdW— AVFCchats 🦁 (@AVFCchats) July 24, 2021
Such an erratic goalkeeper during his time at Villa, but always felt there was potential in Gollini.— Luke Hatfield (@LHatfield_Star) July 24, 2021
Keen to see if he makes an impact in north London. https://t.co/iBWOlb8rTO
Really pleased for this chap. https://t.co/rzhSwEhM6r— James Rushton 🦁 (@Jamorushton) July 24, 2021
Hope you've got an Italian goalkeeping coach https://t.co/0rZ8b62BQ0— AVFC won a game of football! (@andrewstone85) July 24, 2021