'Tottenham really wanted him': Agent says £13m ace is coming to Spurs
Spurs are reportedly on the verge of signing Pierluigi Gollini.
Sky Sports claimed on Thursday that the 26-year-old had his medical in Milan ahead of a loan switch to Tottenham.
Gollini was then apparently due to fly to London to join the Premier League club for the 2021-22.
Spurs will reportedly take the Atalanta man on a loan with an option to buy for £13m.
This will become an obligation if he plays a certain number of games, according to Sky in Italy.
As of early Friday evening, Tottenham hadn’t made an announcement yet, but surely it’s a matter of time now.
And Beppe Riso, Gollini’s agent, is proud of his client’s move.
“It is an opportunity that he deserved and Tottenham wanted him so much,” Riso told Tuttomercatoweb.
“I repeat, he deserved this, he always done well, he did well in the Champions League and for him it is a great chance.
“He has a special relationship with England, he has already played there even as a kid.
“We have been working on this deal for a while.”
Spurs target Gollini: The story so far
Gollini has experience in English football, having spent time at Manchester United’s academy and also playing for Aston Villa.
The 6ft 4in stopper’s senior breakthrough came for Hellas Verona, who he joined from the Red Devils in 2014.
Gollini then moved to Villa in 2016 but struggled at B6 and went out on loan to Atalanta the following year.
He shone for the Bergamo outfit and promptly joined permanently in 2018, making 112 competitive appearances to date.
Gollini shared the gloves with Marco Sportiello last season, but still managed to made 32 competitive appearances in all competitions for Atalanta.