Exclusive: Tottenham to open talks with 27-yr-old over new deal
Tottenham are ready to open talks with Paulo Gazzaniga over a new contract, Football Insider has learned.
The goalkeeper, 27, has made a big impression since taking over the number one jersey in October when Hugo Lloris dislocated an elbow that required surgery.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider the club are keen to hold discussions with Gazzaniga over a new and improved deal.
The one-time Argentina international is contracted to Tottenham until the summer of 2022 but is one of the lowest paid players in the senior squad.
It remains to be seen whether he will agree to a new contract, especially if Jose Mourinho plans to reinstate Lloris in goal when he is fit.
Many Tottenham fans would prefer Gazzaniga to remain as the number one as his distribution is regarded as better than the France World Cup winner’s, and he makes less of the glaring errors that have been a feature of the senior man’s game in recent years.
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Ex-Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson revealed to Football Insider earlier today that he has changed his mind over Gazzaniga about initially being unsure of his pedigree.
Gazzaniga joined Tottenham from Southampton in the summer of 2017 and spent two seasons as the number three before being promoted in this campaign.
He has seized his opportunity in the absence of Lloris, who will be out until at least the start of the new year due to his injury.
Gazzaniga has started Tottenham’s last 12 matches in all competitions, including last night’s 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich, and made a favourable impression on Mourinho.
He has now played 27 times for Spurs in three seasons at the club, conceding 30 goals and keeping nine clean sheets.
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