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Paul Robinson believes Paulo Gazzaniga is likely to leave Tottenham during the January transfer window.
The Argentine professional has played a key role at the squad amid the absence of Hugo Lloris last season. Jose Mourinho even claimed the 28-year-old has “magic hands” after he helped the Lilywhites in a 2-1 win over Wolves at the Molineux in November last year.
However, the summer transfer of Joe Hart rose doubts over the keeper’s future at the North London club.
Speaking about the case, former goalkeeper Robinson told Football Insider: “I think he (Gazzaniga) thought he was gone.
“I suspect something was lined up and he thought he was leaving and that is why Jose Mourinho brought in Joe Hart.
“It looked like Gazzaniga thought he was leaving Spurs in the summer. There’s been talk of Aston Villa and Liverpool, teams looking for backups. I think his head was turned and in his mind he may have thought he was gone.
“I could see him leaving in January. He will not want to sit there as number three because he even had a taste of being number one while Huge was out.
“As a player, if you get a taste of first team action you are not going to want to come out of the team let alone the squad completely.
“I suspect that he thought he was on the move in the summer and for whatever reason that did not materialise.
“We will see Gazzaniga move on in January or the end of the season. He is not a number three goalkeeper, he is a top goalkeeper.”
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