Tottenham have reportedly decided against signing Pierluigi Gollini on a permanent deal this summer, according to Football Insider.
This report contradicts the recent claim by TuttoMercatoWeb that Tottenham want to extend Gollini’s loan spell at the club, with Torino providing competition.
The goalkeeper joined Spurs on a season-long loan from Atalanta and has spent the campaign backing up captain and number one Hugo Lloris.
The deal saw Antonio Conte’s side place an option to bring him to North London permanently in a deal that would cost around £13 million (The Guardian).
But neither are likely to happen this summer with Football Insider reporting that Spurs are not planning to pursue a permanent transfer for the former Manchester United stopper.
The report states Spurs’ coaching staff have been unconvinced by Gollini, 27, which has led to their final decision to allow him to return to his parent club, Atalanta.
Gollini has made just 10 appearances for Tottenham this season with all his outings coming outside of the Premier League in the cup competitions (Transfermarkt).
His last match came in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final in mid-January as Spurs were knocked out at the hands of Chelsea.
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Gollini was brought in as a backup and he has served that role for the vast majority of this season, but hasn’t convinced when he has been called upon.
For Spurs, it was good that they only agreed on a loan deal and haven’t come close to activating any of the clauses in his contract. Now the focus will move on to replacing him with an improved player this summer.
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