Empoli ace Guglielmo Vicario is a potential summer goalkeeper target for Tottenham
According to CalcioMercatoWeb, Tottenham have identified Empoli ace Guglielmo Vicario as a potential goalkeeper reinforcement for the summer to replace the ageing Hugo Lloris.
Tottenham’s need for a new goalkeeper cannot be overstated. Hugo Lloris has been a stalwart for the club since his arrival in 2012, but the Frenchman’s performances have declined significantly this season.
Tottenham’s struggles this campaign are in part due to Lloris’ high-profile errors leading to goals, costing the team valuable points. Antonio Conte, who joined Tottenham as a manager in November 2021, has been tasked with making the team competitive again.
A reliable goalkeeper is a crucial part of that puzzle. The Italian and Fabio Paratici have identified several options to replace Lloris, including Empoli’s Guglielmo Vicario who has been solid for the club.
Vicario is a relatively unknown figure outside Italy, but the 26-year-old has been in impressive form for Empoli this season. The Italian shot-stopper has shown great reflexes, excellent command of his area, and an ability to make crucial saves.
While Tottenham’s interest in Vicario is not surprising, the Italian’s potential transfer could face significant hurdles. Other top Serie A clubs like Juventus and Roma are also interested in the goalkeeper, which could drive up his price.
Additionally, Vicario only signed for Empoli last summer, meaning he has plenty of time left on his current deal. Empoli could demand a hefty fee for the goalkeeper. Tottenham must be willing to spend the big bucks.
Vicario is just one of several options the club is considering, but the Italian goalkeeper could be a smart signing. He is young in goalkeeping terms, talented, and has plenty of room for growth. He could be the long-term solution that Tottenham needs in goal.
Ultimately, reinforcing this position is a necessity for Tottenham. Whether that is Vicario or someone else, the club must act fast to address their goalkeeping issues and move forward under Conte’s leadership, should the manager stay here.