Report: 27-year-old Spurs loanee wants to return to home country this summer 

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According to Tuttosport (as relayed by Fiorentina.it), Pierluigi Gollini wants to return to Italy at the end of his loan spell at Tottenham. 

Gollini has not made a single appearance in the Premier League since his loan move from Atalanta last summer, and there have been some mixed reports regarding the goalkeeper’s future over recent weeks.

It was initially reported that Spurs had decided against taking up the option to buy the Italian permanently (Goal), with the club said to be keen on signing West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone as Hugo Lloris’ understudy (The Sun).

However, TuttoMercatoWeb subsequently claimed that while Antonio Conte’s men are not willing to activate the €15m (£12.6m) option to buy Gollini, they are keen on extending his loan deal.

If Tuttosport’s update is to be believed, the goalkeeper seeks to return to the Serie A this season in order to get regular football under his belt and to return to the Azzuri set-up.

The report claims that a move to Torino could be on the cards for Gollini, with the Ivan Juric’s side prepared to make him their number one.

It is explained that the 27-year-old could return to Atalanta, who might sanction another loan move to Torino this summer.

Spurs Web Opinion 

I would be extremely surprised if Gollini decides to stick around at Spurs as Lloris’ understudy for another 12 months, particularly with the World Cup coming up in November.

At the Italian’s age, he will want to be playing every week. Besides, having a homegrown goalkeeper in the squad will be preferable for Spurs, given that the club are close to the limit of foreign players allowed.

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