Tottenham seal £16.4 million deal for Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario

Tottenham has reached an agreement to pay £16.4 million for Empoli custodian Guglielmo Vicario. The 26-year-old will sign a contract in London that will last until 2028.

Since Hugo Lloris announced he would be leaving, Spurs have been looking for a new goalie. They also reached an agreement with David Raya, although they won’t pay Brentford’s £40 million asking price.

Vicario, who previously competed in Italy’s lower divisions and was the second choice at top-flight Cagliari in 2020–21, has just ended his second season as the first choice with Empoli in Serie A.

He has not featured for the national team despite being a regular in the Italy squad since his initial call-up last September.

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Vicario is expected to go to England for a physical in the coming hours, following which Spurs will be able to announce their first new acquisition under Ange Postecoglou.

Tottenham have signed the shot-stopper ahead of Fiorentina and Inter Milan, with the Nerazzurri apparently eyeing him as a replacement for Manchester United target Andre Onana.

Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi expressed his delight at seeing his club’s strategy for Vicario succeed.

Tottenham are also on the lookout for centre-back Edmond Tapsoba of Bayer Leverkusen and Burkina Faso, their primary target in that position. The 24-year-old has been with Leverkusen since 2020, after signing from Vitória Guimares in Portugal.

Tosin Adarabioyo of Fulham is among other options being considered by Tottenham, who have given Davinson Sánchez permission to explore a new club.