By Danny Wright
Tottenham are reportedly in pole position to sign Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga – and supporters of the London club have shown that they are not happy on social media.
It is understood that the ‘keeper is set to become Tottenham’s first signing of the summer in order to provide competition to Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm, who are currently the only first-team options for the club.
Pau Lopez returned to Espanyol after a loan spell with Spurs last season, and it seems that Pochettino is eager to re-unite with his former Saints player.
The Sun adds that Southampton are open to parting company with Gazzaniga after he spent the 2016/17 campaign on loan in the second tier of Spanish football with Rayo Vallecano, where he made 34 appearances across all competitions, keeping 12 clean sheets in the process.
Tottenham are the only team in the Premier League not to have signed a new player this summer, and with the new season just around the corner, supporters have made it clear that they are unhappy with the fact that Gazzaniga may be their first purchase by raging on social media.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Play but would at least be getting the game time with U21's, Gazzaniga to old to even have that now, it's not a worry it's just pointless
— DANNY THFC (@DannySpurs1882) August 3, 2017
— jay (@32yid) August 3, 2017
Strange. He's been awful every time I've seen him
Tottenham set to make Paulo Gazzaniga first summer signing https://t.co/lwDLNNGzM2
— The Spurs Compendium (@SpursCompendium) August 3, 2017
I know I said anyone but err no thanks
Spurs r set to make their first signing of the summer with Southampton's goalkeeper Gazzaniga 🤔
— Alan Kemp (@ajkemp81) August 3, 2017
Gazzaniga makes little sense unless if he's HG. He's want 25 now. Poch must really rate him if true
— SHARKY (@Belgian_Hotspur) August 3, 2017
Rumor going strong that we're in for Paulo Gazzaniga as 3rd choice keeper. Possibly one of the worst gks in the PL. Please god no…
— Ryan Helms (@Univarn) August 3, 2017
— Adhithya (@adhithya35) August 3, 2017