With just 28 days left in the transfer window, Tottenham are finally ready to make their first signing.
Spurs’ inactivity in the transfer window can’t be put down solely to lack of funds, as they recouped £50million from the sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City.
However, far from bringing in a marquee signing with that cash, the Sun report they are set to spend just £2million on Southampton backup goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
Third choice Luke McGee left the club earlier this summer for Portsmouth and a deal for Pau Lopez, the Espanyol stopper who spent last season on loan at White Hart Lane, never materialised.
Gazzaniga spent last season at Rayo Vallecano but worked under Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton in the 2013-14 campaign.
The 25-year-old would provide an additional option behind Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm.
It’s fair to say that for Tottenham fans agitating for a new arrival, this is probably not what they had in mind judging by some of the reaction:
— Lilywhite Rose (@lilywhite_rose) 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
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
You can't tell me Levy isn't still running the deals! Pulled the plug on Pau Lopez (£4m). Went for Gazzaniga for £2m in instalments #thfc
— Adhithya (@adhithya35) August 3, 2017
Paulo Gazzaniga as 3rd choice goalkeeper. Exciting stuff!!
— Rob Ford (@FordRob10) 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