The 26-year-old was reportedly also a target for Inter Milan and Juventus this summer, according to a 90 Minutes article from last week. Corsi has since acknowledged that other English teams, in addition to major Italian clubs, were also interested in the player. In fact, one of the reasons Tottenham rushed quickly to get Vicario was because Inter might swoop in to sign the custodian if Andre Onana left.
Spurs beat three other Premier League clubs to a new signing
Corsi has now clarified that this gave Tottenham the chance to pounce on the custodian because several Italian clubs were waiting to shed players to raise the money needed to move for the former Empoli star.
In addition to Tottenham Hotspur, three other Premier League clubs expressed interest in signing Guglielmo Vicario this summer, according to Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi. One of Tottenham’s major concerns heading into the transfer window was to replace Hugo Lloris.
The North London club moved quickly to sign Vicario, a young, promising custodian who has quickly established himself as one of the best shot-stoppers in Serie A since joining Empoli two years ago.
The Empoli president told Football Italia: “I had never mentioned Tottenham’s interest in my previous interviews, but they had been interested for a long time, along with other three Premier League clubs and at least two top Italian clubs.”