Report: Spurs have bid for Atalanta's Pierluigi Gollini; could cost close to £20m with Everton also keen

Both Spurs and Everton have reportedly put bids on the table for Atalanta goalkeeper, Pierluigi Gollini, according to reports from Italy.

Calciomercato have made the claim. They suggest the Spurs, Everton, and also Wolves, have lodged bids for Gollini.

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The former Aston Villa ‘keeper has enjoyed a fine spell in Serie A with Atalanta, becoming an integral cog in their machine. Last season, he kept an impressive 10 clean-sheets in 25 games, conceding just the 26 goals all season.

Bids in

While CM claim that offers are in from the English trio, Atalanta are said to be holding out for around £17m (20m Euros). As yet, it is unclear what the likes of Spurs and Everton have put on the table.

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Tottenham, in particular, are being linked with a host of new players. It comes following Fabio Paratici’s appointment.

For Everton, new manager Rafa Benitez is also looking at new players, although he has Jordan Pickford in goal. Wolves, meanwhile, have just signed Jose Sa.

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Why any of these clubs – especially Spurs – would spend £17m of their budget on a goalkeeper is strange. They have Hugo Lloris, and also Joe Hart is more than capable as a stand-in.

The other two clubs are settled as well. Gollini, you also have to remember, endured a nightmare with Aston Villa the last time he was in England.

Of course, he has improved since then. But is he £17m worth of value for Spurs, Everton, or Wolves? Probably not.

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