In a new report from Tutto Atalanta, former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini has been named as a transfer target for new Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui.

Lopetegui took over at the Midlands club before Christmas and is now looking to stamp his identity on the squad with his own signings in the January transfer window. With Wolves sitting in 19th place in the Premier League table, reinforcements are desperately needed.

Pierluigi Gollini

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It seems one position Lopetegui is keen to work on is providing his current number-one goalkeeper, Jose Sa, with some competition. And the man he may turn to is a player Tottenham fans will know well – Pierluigi Gollini.

Gollini spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Spurs, but struggled for game time. The Italian keeper made just ten appearances across all competitions for the Lilywhites (Transfermarkt).

Spurs had the option to extend Gollini’s stay but decided to send him back to Atalanta during the summer. The 27-year-old was then loaned to fellow Serie A side Fiorentina for this season, but has failed to make an impact there in his eight appearances (Transfermarkt).

TuttoMercatoWeb reported back in November that Gollini’s spell at Fiorentina could be cut short and suggested the player would need to find a new club.

The latest report claims Atalanta would be “willing to cancel the loan,” and describes a “less than perfect relationship” between the player and his manager at Atalanta, Gian Piero Gasperini. With all this considered, Gollini could potentially be on his way as soon as this month.

Spurs Web Opinion

I would have thought Wolves have more important signings to make than acquiring a new number two goalkeeper. I feel for Pierluigi Gollini, who came to Spurs hoping for a big opportunity and it’s just all gone wrong for him since. Hopefully, he can land on his feet soon.

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