Guglielmo Vicario erased the existence of Hugo Lloris.
Vicario played full-time in the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) home opening match against Manchester United held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 20th (Korean time). He started in two consecutive games following the match against Brentford, and his value was recognized early on.스포츠토토
Vicario completely blocked Manchester United’s threatening attacks, such as Casemiro’s header, leading Tottenham to a 2-0 victory. The Italian-born moved to Tottenham from Serie A Empoli this summer.
Born in 1996, Vicario made his first steps at Udinese. He joined Empoli on loan from Cagliari in 2021, and made a full transfer last year. He made 71 appearances for Empoli. Although he failed to make his A-match debut, he was also selected for the Italian national team last year and became a hot topic.
But there were question marks. Tottenham fans dreamed of signing David Raya. However, negotiations with Brentford were not easy, and the tide was turned with the signing of Vicario, a ‘cheap ransom’. Vicario’s transfer fee is known to be 17.2 million pounds (approximately 29.4 billion won).
But the world has changed again. It is evaluated that Vicario is not inferior to Tottenham’s main gatekeeper so far. Director Enze Postecoglu is also satisfied.
On the other hand, Vicario’s former team, Empoli, is in tears. Serie A started on the 20th. However, Empoli lost 0-1 at home against Hellas Verona in the first round.
A crucial mistake by new goalkeeper Elia Caprile, loaned from Napoli, contributed three points. Empoli fans miss Vicario, who is flying high in the EPL, from the first match. “Why did you transfer Vicario?” he vomits.
However, Empoli coach Paolo Zanetti defended Caprile. “Caprile is only 21 years old. He is a talented gatekeeper. Even through mistakes he needs time to grow,” he said.