Opinion: Poch favourite ‘wants to move’, Spurs should let him leave

Tottenham Hotspur back-up goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga wants to leave the club in search of regular football, according to Football London – and the hierarchy should allow the Argentine to move if a relevant offer arrives.

The South American stopper was a favourite of former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, who signed his compatriot for both Southampton and the Lilywhites.

However, with Tottenham’s new boss Jose Mourinho opting to bring veteran Joe Hart to the club to help establish experience and a winning mentality in North London, Gazzaniga has slipped to third choice.

The Argentine got the opportunity to play last season while Hugo Lloris was injured, but it appears the 28-year-old did not do enough to convince the Spurs hierarchy that he can be the Frenchman’s long-term successor.

A high-profile error against Chelsea sticks out in the memory and the potential for Gazzaniga to get more chances in the Tottenham first team appears slim.

Tottenham should allow the South American to leave the club and opt for another young talent as third-choice goalkeeper.

At 28, Gazzaniga needs regular first-team football to mature but he is not going to get it at Spurs.

A likeable character by all accounts and someone who has filled in valiantly when required, Tottenham should repay the good faith and allow him to move to a club where game-time is more guaranteed.