Wolves take the stage for target Serie A club Tottenham ‘need to sell’
Rumors in Italy persist that Wolves are looking to sign Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini to replace the late Rui Patricio.
Patricio has now joined Jose Mourinho in Rome after three seasons in the West Midlands. The Portugal international only missed two Premier League games in his Molineux spell and thoughts have turned to his successor. Tottenham has been mentioned as a potential contender for Gollini last summer when the Serie A outfit demanded 25 to 30 million euros.
Nothing has materialized but North Londoners seem enthusiastic again. They have been linked, with Hugo Lloris enter the last year of his contract.
But they aren’t the only Premier League club linked. Everton’s name has been mentioned in connection with the 26-year-old shooter.
However, it is possible to debate what action he would see at Goodison Park, with the England ace Jordan pickford number one. This potentially gave Wolves an opportunity to pounce, with L’Eco di Bergamo declaring their interest on Tuesday.
And Calcio Mercato (via Sport Witness) have now weighed in on the story. The outlet suggests the Black Country outfit is interested although there are no details on an offer.
The ace of Bologna is no stranger to English football. He spent a few years training Manchester United youth between 2012 and 2014.
And he was signed by Aston Villa in July 2016, making 20 championship appearances for the Villans. However, the man with an Italian cap was loaned to Atalanta in January 2017.
He had only spent five months at Villa Park before signing an 18-month loan deal with the Italians. This became permanent in the summer of 2018 and his reputation grew in Serie A.
He has made 78 league appearances in the last three campaigns while playing 10 times in the Champions League.
No change in expected fees for Gollini
It’s unclear whether Spurs or Everton are close to making an offer for the player. But, it seems that any interested party will have to shell out between 25 and 30 million euros.
It has also been suggested that Atalanta should fundraise for its own summer recruiting. They have been linked with Sassuolo’s midfielder Jeremiah Boga and need an injection of money to make this deal.
And, with the keeper Juan Musso joining La Dea from Udinese, Gollini’s days at the Gewiss stadium may be numbered.
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