Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to react after the club posted footage of Pierluigi Gollini showing off his ball control at Hotspur Way.
What’s the story?
Well, the video shows Harry Winks placing a ball into a machine which fires it at the Italian shot-stopper.
Gollini is standing in a square made of cones, and his first touch isn’t allowed to leave the area – effectively, it’s a test of his control.
The £25,000-a-week man passes the test with flying colours, flicking the ball up before doing an around-the-world trick.
Gollini then plays the ball back from where it came with a no-look pass, purely to add icing on the cake.
😏 Your keeper could never. pic.twitter.com/G6jYJd8EVL— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 9, 2021
His efforts earn him a handshake from Winks, as the cameraman also expresses his admiration.
Will Tottenham see enough of Pierluigi Gollini?
The 26-year-old is only on a season-long loan from Atalanta.
During the current campaign, he is likely to act as a backup to Hugo Lloris, having started all three Premier League games on the bench so far.
Of course, Gollini will play in the UEFA Conference League, and should also be used by Nuno Espirito Santo in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
However, will that be enough game time for Spurs to make a decision on him come the end of the season?
According to the BBC, the purchase option is worth £12.9m, which is a fairly substantial sum to risk spending on a backup goalkeeper.
Only time will tell if Gollini does enough to impress in N17.
For now, let’s see how the Tottenham fans on Twitter reacted to the 10-second clip of the Italian at Hotspur Way…
Better than Leno— Brez (@BrezThfc) September 9, 2021
Put him in midfield— Chris. (@spurslogic_) September 9, 2021
Better touch than winks— S (@thfc_SP) September 9, 2021
play him st— Kailahh | (@TheOnlyKailahh) September 9, 2021
Now get Hugo to try it. Please. I need a good laugh.— satan claus (@s8n_claus) September 9, 2021
Winks could learn a thing or two— Rg_nald🇿🇦 (@Rg_nald_SA) September 9, 2021