Pierluigi Gollini has already completed the first half of his medical to join Tottenham (Picture: Getty)
Nuno Espirito Santo is set to wrap up his first piece of business as Spurs manager, with Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini reportedly on the verge of a loan move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Paulo Gazzaniga has played his last game for Spurs after his contract came to an end and the club have been scouring the market for the Argentine’s replacement to provide quality cover for Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart between the sticks.
Mike Maignan was heavily linked before completing a switch from Lille to AC Milan and Tottenham have also registered a strong interest in Fiorentina shot-stopper Bartlomiej Dragowski this summer.
However, the north London outfit have honed in on Atalanta’s Gollini as a temporary solution in recent days and the 26-year-old underwent the first part of his medical in Italy on today, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
Spurs are looking to bring in cover for Hart and Lloris (Picture: Getty)
These medical examinations are set to be completed tomorrow when Gollini flies to England to sign a season-long loan contract with the Premier League giants.
Spurs will have an option to buy Gollini for a fee of €15million (£13m) which will become an obligation if the Italy international goes on to make 20 appearances for his new side next term.
Gollini was in Manchester United’s academy from 2012 to 2014 and enjoyed a two-year spell with Aston Villa before joining Atalanta on a permanent basis in 2018.
The 6 ft 4 in ‘keeper has gone on to make 100 appearances in all competitions for Atalanta and played a key role as the club secured Champions League football with a third-placed finish in Serie A last season.
But Gollini has been open to the prospect of a fresh challenge away from Italy and looks certain to be unveiled by Tottenham over the coming days.
Tottenham’s newly-appointed managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, will turn his attentions to strengthening at centre-back once Gollini is announced and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde had been identified as a top target.
But the Frenchman’s camp have informed Spurs he has no interest in joining them and the club have forced to look into alternatives, with Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu and Lyon’s Joachim Andersen on their radar.