Sorry to deliver up John Barnes and World In Movement so quickly after this month’s occasions, however we now have one other rapping footballer on our palms.
It in all probability doesn’t assist that he comes from Italy, too.
Nonetheless, Tottenham’s incoming signing – goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini – is an attention-grabbing character, each on and off the pitch.
Spurs’ new sporting director, ex-Juventus man Fabio Paratici, will know all concerning the 26-year-old from his time in purpose for Atalanta during the last three years.
English soccer followers can also recognise Gollini when he arrives on mortgage in north London.
The Italian spent two years in Manchester United’s youth system between 2012 and 2014, then had a quick stint at Aston Villa from 2016 to 2018 – though that didn’t go so effectively.
Over his two years at Villa Park, Gollini made simply 20 league appearances, however his time in Serie A has been way more spectacular.
The goalkeeper was a key member of the Atalanta aspect which made it by means of to the Champions League quarter-finals and challenged for the title within the 2019/20 marketing campaign.
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His exploits even earned him a call-up to the Italy workforce – and he debuted in its place throughout a Euro 2020 qualifier.
There’s each likelihood Gollini can rival Hugo Lloris for the no. 1 shirt at Spurs, however we don’t assume Drake and Kendrick Lamar might be giving up their day jobs after they hear him rap.
Again in June 2018, beneath the intelligent pseudonym Gollorius, the goalkeeper launched a single referred to as ‘Rapper Coi Guanti’ (Rapper With Gloves).
In equity, it’s had greater than one million views on YouTube and all of the proceeds went to charity.
Let’s simply hope, for Tottenham’s sake, we’ll be waxing lyrical once we see him play.