Spurs player expresses his desire to play in his home country

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga has revealed his intention to return to Argentina to play football in the future.

The 28-year-old was born in the small town of Murphy which has a population of just 4,000  people and located 400km west of Buenos Aires and is also the birthplace of former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

At just 15, he left his homeland to move to Spain and joined Valencia’s academy only to be released in 2010 (Independent).

He since went on to play for Gillingham and Southampton before earning his move to North London and working his way up to becoming Hugo Lloris’ understudy.

Gazzaniga is yet to play a senior game of professional football in Argentina and admits that he is a fan of Boca Juniors.

After Lloris dislocated his shoulder in the 3-0 defeat at Brighton in October, it gave Gazzaniga to help fill the void.

He managed to keep just two clean sheets in the 18 Premier League games in which he replaced the Frenchman this season (transfermarkt).

He told Argentine station Ataque Radio: “I’m of Boca Juniors, I said it several times. I would like to play in Argentine football. I have a contract, it’s difficult now. But it’s a wish.”

 

 

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