Tottenham transfer news: Guglielmo Vicario has been confirmed as the second signing of the Ange Postecoglou era
New Tottenham signing Guglielmo Vicario has chosen to take the No.13 shirt following his transfer from Empoli. The 26-year-old becomes Ange Postecoglou’s second signing since taking over as manager after the option to purchase Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent basis was taken up earlier this month.
Vicario joins the club on a five-year contract for a reported £16.3million transfer fee and is likely being considered as the long-term successor to Hugo Lloris who has hinted he wishes depart the club this summer. Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli, Bayern Munich and Manchester United had all scouted the Italian shot-stopper, but Spurs have won the race for his signature.avid Raya was seen as the primary target to recruit in between the sticks but Brentford’s £40million asking price, for a player with one year left on his contract, was deemed too high by Spurs. However, the Lilywhites look to have secured a transfer steal with the signing of a goalkeeper dubbed by Gianluigi Buffon as someone who “is doing things out of the ordinary”.
The arrival of Vicario looks set to kick off a busy week at Hotspur Way with a move for James Maddison accelerating. According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, personal terms have already been agreed and negotiating a fee with Leicester is seen as the next job.READ MORE: Guglielmo Vicario seals Tottenham transfer to become Ange Postecoglou’s second signing
The Foxes are demanding an offer in the region of £60million, but according to The Telegraph, Tottenham are preparing a bid of £40million for the England international. Newcastle are said to have cooled their interest in the 26-year-old, with Spurs pushing to capitalise in case Eddie Howe’s side decide to return with an offer of their own.
A formal offer from Bayern Munich for star striker Harry Kane also arrived on Tuesday, with the German outfit sending a £60million offer plus add-ons. football.london understands Spurs are still making it very clear that they would immediately reject a bid for Kane should they receive one.