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Tottenham Hotspur set to make shock first signing of the summer

According to reports from ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of acquiring the services of Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga this summer.

The likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool have all spent heavily in the transfer market this summer in order to strengthen their respective sides as they bid to win the Premier League title during the upcoming campaign but very surprisingly though, Tottenham Hotspur have taken a passive approach this summer.

One would suspect that after having come very close to winning the title during the past two seasons, manager Mauricio Pochettino would be looking to reinforce his squad in order to finally claim the coveted Premier League crown but that has not proven to be the case.

The only business Tottenham have conducted so far is the sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City for around £54million and despite being linked with a host of players; Spurs have not yet recruited a single player so far during the current window.

Ross Barkley and Jeremy Toljan have both been strongly touted to join Tottenham over the past few weeks but nothing has come of the two links and the club faithful are certainly starting to get a bit uneasy at the moment due to the lack of activity.

Now in news which may or may not come as a source of relief to the Tottenham faithful, revelations can be made that Spurs are finally set to make their first signing of the summer by recruiting Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

Gazzaniga spent last season out on loan at Spanish Segunda division side Rayo Vallecano and he impressed many, keeping 11 clean sheets and conceding only 34 times in 32 appearances throughout the course of the campaign.

With Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy ahead of him in the pecking order though, it is unlikely that Gazzaniga will earn regular first team football at Southampton next season despite his exploits and now Tottenham are said to be ready to make a swoop for the 25-year-old.

Tottenham recently lost the services of Pau Lopez, who has returned back to Spain, and manager Pochettino now potentially views Gazzaniga as an ideal replacement for the young Spaniard custodian.

Gazzaniga is unlikely to earn minutes on the pitch at Tottenham as well due to the fact that Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are currently present at the club but playing under a manager like Pochettino will surely be good for the young goalkeeper’s development heading into the future.

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