Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini is on his way to London to sign for Tottenham after completing his medical in Milan.
Gollini underwent testing in Italy due to Covid-19 travel restrictions which continued on Thursday morning.
After passing the medical exams, the 26-year-old will now fly directly to London to join the Premier League club on a one-season loan.
Gollini told Sky in Italy: “I am very happy. It is very difficult to leave my second home. I thank Bergamo [where Atalanta play] and the fans. I felt very loved and what we did will go down in history.
“I am grateful to Tottenham for this opportunity, I can’t wait to start. The possibility of staying in Italy was there but Tottenham was the best opportunity.”
Spurs will borrow Gollini with an option to buy the Italy international for £ 13million, which will become an obligation if he plays a certain number of games, according to Sky in Italy.
They will also have the option of extending the loan for an additional 12 months.
Fabio Paratici, Tottenham’s football general manager, had extensive discussions with the Serie A club on Monday and also inquired about their center-back. Cristian Romero.
Spurs were looking for a new goalkeeper to compete with Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart after Paulo Gazzaniga left the club at the end of his contract on June 30.
The club are also in talks with Bologna over a deal for Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Spurs set to finalize swap deal for Gil
Tottenham are set to finalize a swap deal with Sevilla which will see them sign the transfer of winger Bryan Gil and Erik Lamela to Spain.
In addition to allowing Lamela to join Sevilla, Spurs will also pay the La Liga side £ 21.6million for Gil, according to Sky in Italy.
The 20-year-old was not part of the Spain squad that reached the Euro 2020 semi-finals, but he has three caps for his country and is part of the squad competing in the Tokyo Olympics. .
Gil spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Eibar, where he scored four goals and recorded three assists as the club were relegated from La Liga.
He also spent time on loan with Leganes after going through the youth system at Sevilla, for whom he played 21 times.
Lamela is set to sign a three-year contract with the Spanish squad, ending his eight-year stint with Spurs.