Former Italian goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has urged Napoli to sign Tottenham shot-stopper Pierluigi Gollini in the summer. 

Gollini joined Spurs on a season-long loan deal from Atalanta last summer, with the Premier League club having the option to sign the goalkeeper on a permanent basis for £13m (Sky Sports).

The goalkeeper has found game time hard to be come by this season, having not featured in a single Premier League game to date.

Italian publication Citta Celeste reported back in January that the 26-year-old was not happy with his lack of game time in North London and was ‘determined to leave’ the club at the end of his loan spell.

Multiple sources (TuttoMercatoWeb and CalcioMercato) have since revealed that Lazio are set to make a move for Gollini when the transfer window opens in the summer.

The print edition of Corriere della Sera (via Sport Witness) claimed last week that the Atalanta goalkeeper’s move to Lazio is ‘gaining momentum’.

However, Viviano, who spent a brief loan spell at Arsenal during his playing days, has urged Napoli to beat Maurizio Sarri’s side to Gollini’s signature.

The 36-year-old told Calcio Napoli 24: “If I were Napoli, I would take Gollini, who doesn’t play at Tottenham. Cragno is also a very good goalkeeper. The best goalkeeper in Serie A is Maignan.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I cannot see Tottenham taking up the option to sign Gollini in the summer. There will likely be plenty of interest from Italian clubs in the 26-year-old and he would want to return to Serie A and play regularly. So, Spurs will likely be in the market for a number two again this summer. 

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