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Tottenham have signed Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on a season-long loan, with the option to make it a permanent deal.

The 26-year-old Italian becomes Spurs’ first signing of the summer under new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and is expected to challenge Hugo Lloris for the number one spot.

Spurs have an option to buy Gollini on a permanent deal for £13m if he plays a certain number of games in the upcoming season, according to Sky in Italy.

In a short message to Tottenham fans via Twitter, Gollini said: “Hello Spurs fans! I am so happy to be here. I can’t wait to see you in the stadium and I hope that we are going to have a magic season.”

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Gollini, previously part of the Manchester United youth system, has senior experience in English football having made 20 appearances for Aston Villa in the Championship on loan from Verona in the 2016/17 season.

Since joining Atalanta in a permanent deal in June 2018, Gollini has made 108 appearances in all competitions, including 10 appearances in the Champions League over the last two seasons.

He played 32 appearances last season as Atalanta finished third in Serie A and were runners-up in the Coppa Italia.

The post Tottenham sign Atalanta shot-stopper on season-long loan appeared first on Sporting Life.

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