Tottenham senior man agrees personal terms with Euro club as deal edges closer - report
By Will Butcher
Federio Fazio has agreed personal terms with Espanyol, according to a report.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claim that the 29-year-old is ready to move permanently to the La Liga club after settling a four-year contract.
But it is said that Tottenham officials have yet to agree a fee with Espanyol, which has left Fazio in limbo.
Espanyol president Chen Yansheng was in London this week, accompanied by the club’s chief executive Ramon Robert, to discuss the terms of a deal.
Fazio, who joined Tottenham from Spanish club Sevilla in the summer of 2014 for a transfer fee of £8 million, has two more years to run on his contract with the north Londoners.
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But he is surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane and Mauricio Pochettino has sanctioned the sale of the Argentine.
The centre-back struggled for game time in his second season at Spurs and was loaned out to his former club Sevilla in the January transfer window.
But Fazio was also a bit-part player in Spain and played just four times in La Liga and only twice in the Europa League during his loan spell at Sevilla.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Pochettino may have lost out in his pursuit of South American striker Jonathan Calleri.