Report: Ex-Spurs backup Gollini may see current loan cut short in January
Pierluigi Gollini may be set for another move just a few months after Tottenham Hotspur decided against keeping the goalkeeper permanently, with Tuttomercatoweb reporting that he may now see his loan spell with Fiorentina cut short.
Gollini appeared to be a smart signing for Spurs. Obviously, Tottenham are now having to give some thought to who will be Hugo Lloris’ long-term successor. And the Italian seemed to do well with Atalanta.
However, Gollini was never able to really prove himself in North London. The stopper went through his loan spell without making his Premier League debut.
Gollini may see loan cut short
Reports from The Athletic suggested that some at Spurs had concerns about his fitness. So it was little surprise, ultimately, that Tottenham rejected the chance to sign him permanently for £12.9 million.
Spurs have since signed Fraser Forster on a free transfer. Meanwhile, Gollini left Atalanta again over the summer, joining Fiorentina on loan.
Gollini started the Serie A campaign as first-choice, keeping clean sheets against both Empoli and Napoli. However, he has not featured in the top-flight since the stalemate with the latter.
He has made five appearances in the Conference League, conceding six goals along the way.
And with that, it seems that Gollini could be on the move again in January. Tuttomercatoweb reports that the 27-year-old could have his loan spell cut short and may return to Atalanta.
The club could then send him out again where he will hope to have some more success.
Tottenham appeared to make a good decision replacing Gollini with Forster in the summer.
Obviously, the Englishman had not had the easiest time during the latter stages of his spell with Southampton. But he is a very decent backup goalkeeper, capable of colossal performances.
He arrived on a free transfer. And he will have been well aware that he was going to largely be an understudy to Lloris.
Tottenham’s goalkeeper situation is still something that they are going to have to address at some stage. But it does appear that they probably made the right call with their options over the summer.
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