Tottenham Hotspur look to be on the verge of signing Sevilla defender Federico Fazio, according to the club’s sporting director Monchi.
Fazio was photographed yesterday on a Ryanair flight to Barcelona to catch a connecting flight to the UK. The two clubs are close to agreeing a fee for the defender and it looks like it will be a matter of time before he is announced as Mauricio Pochettino’s latest signing.
It will be a case of Fazio in and Dawson out at White Hart Lane. Dawson is near to completing a £3million move to Hull City.
“It seems that Tottenham is willing to pay the [release] clause,” Monchi told reporters.
“We are waiting to see the money in the Football League. We are not going to negotiate with anyone because our desire is to keep Fazio in Sevilla.
“Two months ago we talked about his renewal, but it was not possible. When an English team appears interested in one of our players it is difficult because they can multiply player salaries
“We tried to renew him since last season but the distances were huge even if we were hoping to make a new deal.”
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