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Tottenham Hotspur Announce Signing Of Italian Goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario From Empoli

Highlights:

  • Vicario signs a contract with Spurs till 2028.
  • Vicario is anticipated to take Lloris’ spot.
  • British media have estimated the transfer fee for Vicario to be around £17 million.

Guglielmo Vicario, The Italian goalkeeper, has been signed by Tottenham Hotspur from Serie A team Empoli. The Premier League team sealed the deal on Tuesday, giving the 26-year-old custodian a contract that extends till 2028. British media sources claim that Vicario’s transfer price will be close to £17 million ($21.67 million).

Vicario played in the Italians’ Nations League games against England and Hungary after getting his first call-up to the national squad in September of last year. Top clubs in Europe are taking notice of the promising goalkeeper after some outstanding performances for Empoli.

Vicario made a total of 71 appearances in various competitions during his two years at Empoli. In 31 league matches last season, he showcased his skills by keeping seven clean sheets while allowing 39 goals to be scored. He became known as one of Serie A’s potential goalkeepers due to his consistent performances.

Hugo Lloris, 26, is anticipated to be replaced by the 26-year-old Italian goalkeeper during the club’s summer transfer window.

Guglielmo Vicario is the second player that Tottenham has signed since Ange Postecoglou was named manager earlier this month. The Italian stated it was a dream of his to play for Spurs in the Premier League when speaking to the club’s website.

“Yes, I’m excited,” he said to SPURSPLAY. “It’s a dream for me to be here, one of the biggest teams in England and in the Premier League. I’d like to start quickly, to join my team-mates because, for me, it’s a big pleasure to be here.”

Vicario claimed he didn’t think he would have the chance, so when he found that the Spurs were interested, it naturally became his top choice.

He said, “I didn’t believe this opportunity. I told my agent it’s my first choice, I want to go to the Premier League and a big club like Spurs. For me, it’s so exciting.

Guglielmo Vicario added, “I want to learn a lot of things because the culture of football in Italy is so different. I need to adapt quickly to my team-mates, to the style of play, so many differences between Italian football (and the Premier League). The fans are amazing as well, the buzz when you play well. I love this mentality.”

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Swastika Dubey
Swastika Dubey
Swastika's inclination towards sports, irrespective of the game, has often left her peers awestruck. She never misses a sporting event and devours every single piece of information pertaining to an athlete or their game. People who know her say that calling her a sports fanatic would be an understatement.

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