Sevilla sporting director confirms Federico Fazio is to join Spurs [AS]

The rumours of a Spurs move for Sevilla captain Federico Fazio have been growing over recent days and the move looks all but certain to be completed imminently.

With Michael Dawson set to move to Hull, Spurs are closing in on an Argentine central defender that should fit Mauricio Pochettino’s system and bring leadership to the backline alongside Jan Vertonghen in the middle of the defence.

Sevilla’s highly-regarded sporting director Monchi (real name: Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo) confirmed to Spanish paper AS that Fazio is on his way to Spurs.

AS confirm that Fazio will sign for Tottenham and that Sevilla are already looking for replacements.

Monchi says: “It seems that Tottenham is willing to pay the clause. We are waiting to see when the money arrives in the La Liga offices. We are not going to negotiate because our desire is to keep Fazio in Sevilla.”

The Sevilla sporting director adds: “Two months ago we talked about renewing his contract, 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.”

Fazio was a key player in Sevilla’s Europa League victory last season and Spurs fans will be hoping he can hit the ground running when he arrives at White Hart Lane.

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