The ins and outs and shake it all about (transfers)
It is all over – well, until January – but his summer’s transfer window is now finally closed, so what have the fans got for their troubles supporting Spurs?
Pierluigi Gollini (Atalanta, loan),
Pierluigi Gollini was born 18 March 1995 and is from Italian, and he came to us on loan from Serie A club Atalanta and the Italian national team.
Gollini joined Hellas Verona in 2014 from Manchester United. He made his Serie A debut in September 2014 as a starter in a 2–2 home draw against Genoa.
After two seasons with Verona, Gollini signed for Championship club Aston Villa on 8 July 2016. He then made his first appearance for the club in an 8–0 friendly win over Austrian side Grazer AK.
On 13 January 2017, Gollini signed for Atalanta on an 18-month loan. On 10 June 2018, Gollini signed permanently for Atalanta. He spent the first half of the year as a backup to Etrit Berisha, however, he claimed the starting spot in the second half of the season. He eventually becomes their main goalkeeper. He started every match in Atalanta’s debut season in the UEFA Champions League, as they finished second in their group, qualifying for the round of 16.
Gollini made his debut with the Italy U21 team on 2 June 2016.
Gollini made his senior debut for Italy under manager Roberto Mancini on 15 November 2019.
Interesting facts about him:
In June 2018, under the pseudonym Gollorius, Gollini published a rap music single, “Rapper coi guanti” (Rapper with gloves).
Spurs hope to make his loan period permanent if he works out ok.
Bryan Gil (Sevilla),
Bryan Gil Salvatierra was born on 11 February 2001 and is Spanish.
In 2012, Gil joined Sevilla FC’s youth setup, moving from his hometown side Barbate CF. He was promoted to the reserves ahead of the 2018–19 season; he made his senior debut on 26 August 2018, starting in a 0–1 Segunda División B home loss against UD Ibiza.
At the beginning of the 2021–22 season, he came to us in a fee part-exchange deal with Erik Lamela heading to Sevilla. Sky Sports reported an initial payment of £21.6 million.
In March 2021, Gil received a call-up to the Spain national team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification group. He made his debut on 25 March 2021 against Greece.
Cristian Romero (Atalanta),
Cristian Gabriel Romero was born on 27 April 1998 and is from Argentine who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, on loan from Serie A club Atalanta, and plays for the Argentina national. He is also with us on loan, hoping to make it permanent if things work out ok.
He came through the youth system, where he began his senior career in 2016 at Belgrano. He moved to Italy in 2018, playing for Genoa. He was eventually purchased by Juventus the following season and was sent back on loan to Genoa for one season. After being nominated Serie A Best Defender in 2020–21 with Atalanta, the club exercised the purchase option and promptly sent him on loan to us.
Romero represented Argentina at the youth level at the 2017 South American U-20 Championship. He made his senior debut in 2021 and was part of the squad that won the 2021 Copa América.
On 12 July 2019, Juventus announced the permanent acquisition of Romero from Genoa for €26 million. On 5 September 2020, Romero joined Atalanta on loan until 30 June 2022 with an option to buy. He was designated the best defender of 2020–21.
On 6 August 2021, Juventus announced that Atalanta had activated the option to sign Romero for €16 million. Later that day, we announced we signed him on an initial season-long loan with an opportunity to make the deal permanent.
Romero has represented Argentina at the U20 level, winning seven caps at Ecuador’s 2017 South American U-20 Championship. In April 2017, he was called up for Argentina’s training camp ahead of 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea but was not selected on the tournament squad list; he was, however, called up for the U23s in September 2019.
He debuted for the senior national team on 3 June 2021 in a World Cup qualifier against Chile. In his next game for Argentina on 8 June, he scored his first goal, coming from a header against Colombia after only 130 seconds. This goal also broke the record for the fastest ever scored for Argentina in a professional match. In June 2021, he was included in Argentina 28-man squad for the 2021 Copa América.
Pape Matar Sarr (Metz),
Pape Matar Sarr was born 14 September 2002 is a midfielder for Ligue 1 club, Metz, on loan from Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
He debuted for the Senegal national team on 26 March 2021 in an AFCON 2021 qualifier against Congo.
Emerson Royal (Barcelona)
Emerson Aparecido Leite de Souza Junior was born on 14 January 1999) but is better known as Emerson Royal. He plays as a right-back for the Brazil national team and us.
On 2 June 2021, Barcelona exercised their option to bring back Royal for three seasons by paying Real Betis €9 million for the transfer. Emerson had spent two-and-half seasons at Betis.
On 31 August 2021, we purchased from Barcelona and paid a €25 million transfer fee, agreeing to a five-year deal.
Royal was called up to the Brazil under-20 team for the 2017 Toulon Tournament. In 1919 he played in the South American U-20 Championship and the 2019 Toulon Tournament. He made his senior international debut for Brazil on 19 November 2019, coming off the bench in a 3–0 victory.
On 11 June 2021, Royal was called up for the 2021 Copa América. He then made his tournament debut on 17 June, playing the last six minutes in a 4–0 thrashing of Peru in Brazil’s second group match. Ten days later, he was given his first start as he played the entire game in a 1–1 draw in their final group stage match against Ecuador. On 10 July, he played in the final, in their 0–1 defeat against Argentina.
Outs: Danny Rose (Watford, free) Paulo Gazzaniga (released), Enock Asante (released), Chay Cooper (released), Keenan Ferguson (released), George Marsh (AFC Wimbledon), Rodel Richards (released), Jack Roles (released), Aaron Skinner (released), Kazaiah Sterling (released), Shilow Tracey (released), Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Erik Lamela (Sevilla), Toby Alderweireld (Al-Duhail), Troy Parrott (MK Dons), Kion Etete (Northampton, loan), Joe Hart (Celtic), Jubril Okedina (Cambridge United), Dennis Cirkin (Sunderland), Alfie Whiteman (Degerfors IF, loan) TJ Eyoma (Lincoln City), Pape Matar Sarr (Metz, loan), Moussa Sissoko (Watford), Serge Aurier (released), J’Neil Bennett (Crewe, loan), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic, loan)
Good buys and will be added to a good team; sadly, no striker was bought; however, I see Son as the spare striker if Kane should get injured or even Scarlett (yes, he could be thrown in the deep end). We’ve had an excellent start to the season, and with the new recruits, hopefully, we can stay near the top throughout the season (wishful thinking?). But time will tell. I do have a bet with my WhatsApp group that we will finish in the top four. But then again, we bet last season that we would win the league (you’ve got to laugh!).
As for the “outs,” Loans, deadwood and/ or not good enough. But football carries on rolling along (while continuously renewing itself or dies in the process).
What are your thoughts about the transfer window?
Stay safe, Glenn
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