Report: Out of favour Spurs player was keen to leave on deadline day

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham have been one of the busiest clubs in England this summer, making six new additions to the first-team squad over the last couple of months.

However, while rivals including Manchester United and Arsenal were scrambling deals completed in the latter stages of deadline day, Spurs had uncharacteristically quiet final 24 hours of the transfer market, with no new arrivals announced.

It looks like one player who was keen to secure a deadline day move away from Tottenham was Paulo Gazzaniga.

The Sun’s transfer news tracker (at 9:25 am, 5 October) revealed that the goalkeeper was keen to find another club after falling down the pecking order at Spurs since the arrival of Joe Hart.

The Sun also revealed at 08:54 am that Liverpool were in regular contact with the Argentine over a possible deadline day deal.

Meanwhile, The Athletic reveals that Spurs also held negotiations with Everton for the goalkeeper on deadline day but the two clubs could not agree on a fee.

Premier League clubs can still do business with EFL clubs for eleven more days but The Athletic suggests that Gazzaniga could stay put at Spurs until January since he is not unlikely to be willing to drop down to the Championship.

Spurs Web Opinion

While I can understand why the club might have wanted to cash in on Gazzaniga after our transfer outlay this summer, I am delighted that the Argentine is staying. I personally still believe he could displace Hart as our number two, with some big question marks on the England international over recent years. Besides, we would have been in an extremely difficult situation had we sold Gazzaniga and lost one of Lloris and Hart to a long-term injury.

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