Italian youth international goalkeeper speaks on Tottenham and Celtic interest

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Tottenham Hotspur and Celtic were both interested in signing Filippo Perucchini earlier in his career.

Italian goalkeeper Filippo Perucchini has been discussing Tottenham Hotspur’s and Celtic’s interest in his services on Gianluca Di Marzio.com.

The Italian youth international, who has previously represented AC Milan and currently plays for Lecce, was regarded as one of his country's top talents earlier in his career and it seems that his potential did not go unnoticed.

Both Tottenham and Celtic made attempts to sign him as a youngster, but he opted to move to the San Siro and has been speaking about that decision today.

“As a young man, about 16-years-old, there was the possibility of a move to England. It was a time when many boys emigrated abroad and some teams, like Celtic and Tottenham, they were interested in me,” Perucchini said.

“Then I was lucky that Milan, the club to whom I owe so much, brought my contract and from there, I started my career.”

Perucchini's career since moving to Milan has gone slightly downhill, but it is doubtful that he would be playing had he chosen either Celtic or Tottenham.

Celtic have had the likes of Fraser Forster and Craig Gordon in their goal over recent years and the pair have both been hugely impressive.

Spurs, meanwhile, have one of the best goalkeepers in Europe in their ranks in Hugo Lloris and Perucchini would have faced a tough task to dislodge the Frenchman had he moved to White Hart Lane.

What the news does suggest is that Spurs and Celtic both have strong contacts in Italy and they will be hoping to utilise these in the future, should their scouts find any more promising youngsters that could make good additions.

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