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Fazio - "We couldn't get by without him"

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Fazio is essential at Roma right now

Roma coach Luciano Spalletti has been impressed with 29-year-old (30 in March) on-loan Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Federico Fazio which all makes his official summer signing a certainly. Indeed I believe they have already activated the clause in the loan agreement to buy him in the summer for a set fee after he played the requisite number of games.

Question - Federico Fazio has found his stride. His timing is very good; he can also start moves off. Is that added value for your Roma side?
Answer - “As a centre-back he always gets on the ball. He has time to come out and he’s good with the ball at his feet. He organises the back line. He was a holding midfielder at the start of his career. He can play nice crisp passes. He doesn’t let us down with what he offers. Right now we couldn’t get by without him.”

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Fazio loan move made permanent

9:46 am

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Italian newspaper La Repubblica, which is the largest circulation newspaper in Rome, report that centre-back Federico Fazio is a permanent Roma player Roma have contacted Tottenham and activated his purchase clause after he reached the specified number of games stipulated in his initial loan agreement.

The 29-year-ols (20 nxt March) Argentine has become a fixture in Luciano Spalletti side and his permanent signing is a mere formality in January when papers can be officially signed. He has played 17 Serie A games, 4 UEFA Europa League ties and 1 UEFA Champions League qualifier since his £1.02 million (€1.2m - AUS$1.74m - US$1.25) loan move.

That now becomes a permanent deal worth an extra £2.73 million (€3.2m - AUS$4.65m - US$3.34) at today's rates, the rates were better when the exchange deal was struck.


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Fazio, N'Koudou and Sofiane Boufal

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Fazio, N'Koudou and Sofiane Boufal

Roma will pay a loan fee of £1-million (€1.19m -AUS$1.76m -  US$1.33m) for experienced Argentinian centre-back Federico Fazio for next season. They will then have the option to buy him, Roma report his transfer fee would be £2.68-million (€3.2m -AUS$4.71m -  US$3.57m).

Lille winger Sofiane Boufal is back on the Spurs radar despite being out injured until the end of August.

With Marseille refusing to release Georges-Kevin N'Koudou until Clinton Njie is signed and the fact that he hasn't been training now means he hasn't had a pre-season and isn't going to be fit and that could affect his season for quite a while. As a result Tottenham want the fee reduced and are looking elsewhere at alternatives.

We were linked early in the window with the 22-year-old (23 in September)but we hadn't contacted his agent, we had just been watching his situation. There was no point making enquiries when he isn' going to be fit for the start of the season. Now that we are waiting for Marseille to sort matters out it will make little difference if we pursued Boufal.

We have now contacted his agent, Yvan Le Mée to ask about his clients situation. This may serve to hurry the N'Koudou move through, it may encourage Marseille to renegotiate his fee or accept us paying a lower percentage of Njie's wages or we could just turn our attention to Boufal, who despite a lot of interest is still at Lille.
Fazio, N'Koudou and Sofiane Boufal Fazio, N'Koudou and Sofiane Boufal Reviewed by THBlogNews on 10:30 am Rating: 5

Fazio, Pritchard, Edwards, Lloris, Inter Milan game

12:30 pm

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Federico Fazio is in Rome finalising the details of a deal after Tottenham turned down the offers being made by Espanyol who couldn't really afford his wages. The Roma deal is a better deal financially for us.

Alex Pritchard - Brighton have reportedly agreed a fee which everyone seems to be guessing about. It is perhaps £5-million plus £3-million add-ons. Everyone is suggesting the fee could rise to the £8-million we are asking. This deal has gone through quickly because Brighton, presumably through former Spurs full-back and now Brighton manager Chris Hughton, had a meeting with Daniel Levy agreeing the outline of a deal.

There are plenty of rumours that Marcus Edwards has signed a new contract which we would surely have ensured prior tp taking him to Australia and giving him game time.

Hugo Lloris is back in training at Tottenham after appearing to injure himself against Portugal in the European Championship Final.
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Fazio, Pritchard, Edwards, Lloris, Inter Milan game Fazio, Pritchard, Edwards, Lloris, Inter Milan game Reviewed by THBlogNews on 12:30 pm Rating: 5

Fazio arrives in Rome, Calleri, Koulibaly, Bacca, Vermaelen

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Well Roma were the favourites to sign centre-back Federico Fazio and they look to have sealed their man as the Argentinian has arrived fand is posing with the Italian side's scarf. Fazio will join on loan with a £4m purchase clause.


Former Tottenham target Jonathan Calleri, no longer needed with the purchase of Vincent Janssen, will be joining West Ham United on loan for the season he has confirmed to ESPN

“My move to West Ham is complete. I always wanted to play in Europe."

Kalidou Koulibaly is about to sign a new deal at Napoli scuppering the advances of Chelsea and Everton. The 25-year-old has got the increased salary he was seeking report Italian outlet TMW. The Italian club have also been trying to sign Inter captain Mauro Icardi but have been unable to reach an agreement so they have now turned their attentions to AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca.

Belgian international centre-back Thomas Vermaelen is set to reject West Ham and join Roma from Barcelona. The 30-year-old isn't getting playing time at Barcelona and wants to leave while Barcelona haven't agreed to release him yet.
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Lopez and Fazio to swap clubs this week or will they?

12:30 pm

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Lopez and Fazio to swap clubs this week

Mauricio Pochettino has been keen to find a young goalkeeper who can work alongside Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm to develop and become our next keeper. We have been linked with many young keepers and a few older ones.

Newcastle United have extended the contract of 19-year-old goalkeeper Freddie Woodward who Newcastle blogs say we were very interested in.

Then there is the story from Spain that surfaced recently suggesting we have been looking at 21-year-old (22 in December) Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez.

This, the Spanish say, is a move inspired by Pochettino, who did manage Espanyol and has kept an eye on their progress. The LaLiga side are always strapped for cash. In Pochettino's time as head coach, they had to sell players every six months just to survive, which meant playing a lot of youth players. This period will have no doubt helped Pocheetino build his trust in youth, trust that many other managers in the Premier League don't seem to have.

Espanyol wants Argentinian centre-back Federico Fazio on loan with us paying a good proportion of his wages. We would then want a purchase option after a set number of games, Espanyol wants a lump sum to contribute towards his wages, and help with a fee that allows them to stay within Financial Fair Play rules on expenditure.

The report from L'Esportiude Catalonia suggests a deal may be concluded this week. They say Pochettino has phoned the Lopez and the young keeper has decided to leave. Lopez has a contract until 2018 and the two parties have been negotiating a new contract for months. A call from Pochettino has changed all that.

Thie suggestion from Spain is that we would pay £4.24-million (€5m -AUS$7.41m -  US$5.6m) plus Fazio to acquire Pau Lopez. They say we are prepared to lower the transfer fee for Fazio to get him off our books and help Espanyol afford his wages, something they can not do at the moment.

Fazio has agreed to join them and he is Quique Sanchez Flores first choice centre-back.  A deal for a Europa League winner would be a good one for Espanyol, even if he has to rediscover his form.

Let's see what happens.

The Daily Mail report Fazio is going to Roma on loan with a guaranteed buy clause for £4.06-million  (4.85m -AUS$7.11m -  US$5.38m) which would arguably be better for us. Roma manager Luciano Spalletti has been telling the media about his qualities and there are reports Fazio ha a medical booked ahead of joining the Italians.

Roma have a Champions League play-off to encounter and need someone with experience due to injuries. Fazio has the necessary experience and as I wrote in a previous article, if he is going there it will have to be quick to acquaint him with the playing style and his teammates. With a medical booked that seems to be the case.

Both it seems are viable options, so hopefully something will be resolved this week. Two countries, two deals, both pretty sure he is going to them. That's the media for you, but the Italians look favourites.



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Fazio rubbish and is Eriksen contract over his position. not wage?

11:07 pm
Well, according to Clubcall, Federico Fazio is cover for Jan Vertonghen, which is news to Spurs, news to Fazio, news to Spurs fans, Everybody knows Wimmer is cover for Vertionghen and Pochettino has openly said Fazio is not in his plans, so how can a website then suggests Spurs are holding on to him as cover for Vertonghen?

This story is basically complete garbage - Defender deal held up by Spurs

Several websites seem to be getting their knickers in a twist over Christian Eriksen, presumably, they know nothing about negotiating. He isn't planning on leaving, he isn't on the verge of leaving, there is little chance of him leaving. He is happy at Spurs, as he says himself and his agents are continuing to negotiate over a new deal.

Tottenham have  a wage structure and it is pretty clear that players work their way through the structure. As they achieve they earn a new deal, then another, then another. Nobody actually knows what was offered and what aspect he is not 100% happy with, everyone just assumes it must be money. It could be his playing position, it might be that he wants to play centrally instead of wide left. He has stated previously that he likes to be on the ball.



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Fazio to Roma, will injury push this through quick?

2:30 pm

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Fazio a long-term target of Roma

Roma Sporting Director Walter Sabatini has long been watching the situation of Tottenham's 29-year-old unwanted Agentinian centre-back Federico Fazio.

Sky Sports Italia are suggesting Roma might be back in for him with Tottenham keen to offload him. Of course, they will want a nice cheap deal ad we will be looking to recoup much of what we paid for him. The deal with Espanyol, as reported earlier, has hit a snag over his price and the fact Espanyol want us to contribute to his wages if they loan him and lay them a lump sum if they buy him, much in the same way Manchester City paid us for Emmanuel Adebayor.

That leaves us looking elsewhere and knowing of their interest we have apparently contacted them to offer Fazio to them. It would appear from other Italian sources though that Roma want Fazio on loan, which again without a guaranteed buy clause isn't of much use to us. Yes if he has a good season his price could increase, but as he would then be entering the last year of his contract it would go back down to a minimal level.

Further sources suggest a bid will be coming from Roma so everyone is guessing away with no real news, apart from Fazio is for sale and Roma are a side who have followed him. Fazio is not their only defensive target though, they have made enquiries with West Ham for 28-year-old former Juventus centre-back, Italian Angelo Ogbonna.

It might be a long drag to get Fazio sold with clubs waiting until the ed of the window to get him at a knock-down price. Having said that Roma are in the Champions League play-offs so are pushed for time. The play-off round takes place on 16/17 August and 23/24 August with the draw for that round on 5 August.

Fazio has met with fellow Argentinian Diego Perotti in Rome, the 28-year-old plays for Roma. Their need is pressing due to an injury to 23-year-old German centre-back Antonio Rüdige. For such important games you would want a replacement to have had as much time with his teammates as possible so if Roma are genuine in wanting him then we should be hearing more news soon.



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Fazio deal looking unlikely

5:00 pm

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Fazio deal looking unlikely

The potential transfer of Federico Fazio to Espanyol is in danger. While Tottenham wants it to go through, Espanyol wants it to go through and Fazio wants it to go through, the deal is in danger over the transfer fee.

New Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores, has asked for Fazio and Sports Director, Angel Gomez, has been negotiating with Spurs representatives, but has been unable to make the breakthrough that would facilitate a move. Previously President Chen Yansheng and CEO Ramon Robert had flown to London to open negotiations.

Espanyol wants him for virtually nothing and wants us to pay part of his wages. They don't really want a loan and again would want us to pay part of his wages if they take him, according to Spanish daily sports newspaper Sport.

We paid Sevilla £8m for him plus the £2m fee he had to pay to them o be released. He has been with us for two years so £4m will have been in the last two years accounts, leaving £4m for us to break even. That, you would assume therefore is the minimum fee we will accept for him, but we probably want to make a book profit.

The 29-year-old Argentinian remains their number one target. but the LaLiga side are looking at other options also now. Ivan Gomez Marcano (Porto) is on their radar and in the last couple of days, Alvaro Dominguez (Borussia Monchengladbach) has emerged as an alternative.
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Fazio, Gotze, Witsel, Musacchio

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There has been no movement on the Federico Fazio situation. We rejected the first bid from Espanyol and they are now considering asking for the 29-year-old on loan for a season with an option to buy. We would obviously prefer a guaranteed buy clause at a set fee so we are guaranteed to have sold him. The last thing we need is to get him back with a year less on his contract as despite any improvement he would be worthless.

As expected a German World Cup winner has stayed in Germany despite the supporters of the club venting their fury at him for suggesting he wanted to stay at the club and promptly leaving. Sounds like a Sol Campbell type situation.

Mario Gotze has rejoined Borussia Dortmund says German newspaper Bild in a five-year deal which always seemed the obvious outcome for the 23-year-old.

Talks between Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel and Napoli have broken down leaving the way clear for Everton unless there is another twist. Everton are prepared to pay him £5.86-million (€7m - AUS$10.19m - US$7.75m) annual wages, around £110,000-a-week.

AC Milan have submitted a second bid for 25-year-old Argentinian centre-back Mateo Musacchio. Villarreal turned down their first offer of £12.56-million (€15m - AUS$2.84m - US$16.60m) plus bonuses of £2.09-million (€2.5m - AUS$3.64m - US$2.77m) and AC Milan have now submitted a second offer of £15.49-million (€18.5m - AUS$26.94m - US$20.47m) plus the same bonuses, based on performance. While Tottenham are interested the price for a backup to Toby Alderweireld may not be right for us.



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Fazio bid rejected, departures after pre-season assessment

12:30 pm

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Pre-season is a big time for some players at Tottenham who have perhaps not figured as much as they would like. There are new signings and possibly more on the way, there are youth players through that Pochettino wants to have a look at.

Players such as Ryan Mason and Tom Carroll are fine at the moment and will themselves be assessed during pre-season before Pochettino decides if anyone can leave. Will Dominic Ball have a role, what opportunities might there be for Nabil Bentaleb, what does signing a wide attacker mean for the future of Nacer Chadli, will Mason remain understudy to Dembele, where does Tom Carroll fit in, what is the future for Alex Pritchard, will Cameron Carter-Vickers be understudy to Toby Alderweireld?

Just a few question we await some answers to. July 26 vs Juventus (Melbourne, Australia), July 29 vs Atletico Madrid (Melbourne, Australia) and August 5 vs Inter Milan (Oslo, Norway) are the games that will go a long way to providing some answers.

One player who doesn't need assessment though is Federico Fazio who we are actively trying to sell and who Espanyol want to buy. President Chen Yansheng and CEO Robert Ramon flew to London last week and reached agreement with the Argentinian centre-back over a four-year contract. Their defence was poor last year and former Watford boss, Quique Sanchez Flores, sees the LaLiga and Europa League experience of Fazio as being crucial to improving it, he is their number one target.

There is just a fee to agree with Tottenham now, which given we want him out and offered him to WBA for £5-million, shouldn't be too much of an issue. Espanyol have made an offer for Fazio which we have rejected according to this Spanish source, thus we wait for a new offer.



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Are Spurs about to get some more good news?

5:00 pm

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Are Spurs about to get some more good news?

Are Spurs about to get some more good news? Victor Wanyama is already in the bag, Vincent Janssen is nearly past the post and now comes news that Espanyol are closing in on the signing of Federico Fazio.

Argentinian Fazio was not quite a disaster, but patently not up to the task we wanted him for. He made mistakes and became rattled when his confidence then deserted him and further mistakes occurred. That was the end, Pochettino made his decision and the defender has hardly been seen since. Not every purchase works, the key is accepting a player can't achieve what you had hoped and letting them go, or more likely encourage them to the exit.

Benjamin Stambouli was one, Federico Fazio is another, but on the other side there have been plenty of successes, now that we are looking for the right type of player, hungry players who want to improve.

Barcelona based Espanyol are very keen on signing Fazio and have been in talks this week. The Spanish press are reporting that talks are at an advanced stage with Fazio and that Tottenham are keen to sell him, which may mean a sensible price.

Spanish paper Sport say Fazio has agreed to a four-year contract. They go on to say that Espanyol president Chen Yansheng was in London this week, accompanied by CEO Ramon Robert to discuss the deal. Fazio is a proven performer in LaLiga and is there number one defensive target. With Europa League trophies under his belt he will give them th presence they had at the back when Hector Moreno was playing for them, before he unfortunately broke his leg.

Fazio didn't cost a lot and Espanyol are not flushed with money but I can't see us being overly difficult over price. Let's just confirm, to put a few minds at rest, this would be a permanent transfer and not a loan with an option to buy. The word from local Spaniards is that they are just waiting official conformation, price doesn't sound like its an issue, a guide price will already have been discussed.

Fazio has to be moved on. He is anon-home grown player so that frees up another non-home grown place and it frees up the right sided centre-back berth for a new signing or youngster Cameron Carter-Vickers. We wait to see.



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Sevilla will only buy Fazio with Champions League qualification

8:30 pm
With Jan Vertonghen injured what is the future for Federico Fazio? He has been given time to prove himself but showed against Arsenal earlier in the season in the League Cup tie that there were too many errors in his game.

Since then he has been sidelined by Pochettino and doesn't even make the matchday squads now. Jan Vertonghen is now injured and presumably, Kevin Wimmer will step into his shoes, that means that Fazio could well remain at Spurs if Sevilla don't change their stance. It could be that Pochettino isn't going to use him regardless in which case the stand-off remains the same.

Sevilla believe we will cave in and let them have the deal they want, a loan, which isn't much use to us without a guaranteed transfer.

If we send him on loan and Sevilla do not make the UEFA Champions League then they would simply return him to us with six months of his contract used up. That contract ends in 2018 so he would definitely need to be sold in the summer or he'll start to decrease in value further. 

This one still has all the hallmarks of going to the last day. Andrew Gaffney lives in Spain and translates Spanish papers so is the man to ask for Spanish transfers. he invited questions and was asked about Fazio. The following are his Tweets in reply.

A brief update on Fazio via . Sevilla refuse to match Spurs' asking price & insist on loan + certain clauses to make it permanent.

Clauses include 'qualify for the CL'. Spurs told Sevilla they have other offers on the table but the player wants Sevilla move.


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Valencia option for Fazio

8:30 pm
Sevilla want Federico Fazio to return to them and hope Levy will allow him to leave on loan, no chance of that happening. They are also looking at 26-year-old Peruvian Carlos Zambrano who plays in Germany for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Valencia are said to be interested in Fazio too, a move that may interest given the money the owner has, the regularity of UEFA Champions League football and a return to a league he knows well, La Liga. It would certainly be an alternative if the Sevilla move doesn't come off. Valencia are also interested in 25-year-old Cameroonian Nicolas N'Koulou at Marseille.

In Spain the Director of Football role makes the purchases and gives players to the coach. He naturally has his say but the Director is the one making the decisions as opposed to the manager over here. Mauricio Pochettino is the same as the coaches before him, he has the say yes or no to any player, the club act upon his wishes, rather than he acting on the clubs wishes.

Fiorentina are another interested party having enquired about him in December when they received encouraging noises from Fazio's father.

"Right now there are many teams that are taking information about him, more or less throughout Europe. The Purple is one of the possibilities."

Naturally everyone wants him cheaply, usually at this time of year on loan with an option. Spurs are not interested in option loan deals only deals that involve a guaranteed permanent transfer.


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Berahino, Townsend, Fazio

10:30 am
In many a fans world you simply pay what a selling club ask, of course that is no way to conduct a successful business. Buy low, sell high is a maxim that is not exempt from football.

It's all a part of negotiation, you both have a starting point, one side has a figure they won't go below, one side has a figure they won't go above. There are many more variables but that is the basics. Three transfers at the moment highlight these negotiations. Saido Berahino, Federico Fazio and Andros Townsend.

WBA seem to be demanding £23-million for Berahino, we don't think he is worth that much so unless they come down to what we consider a more realistic level given the length of his contract, then there won't be a deal. He may well be cheaper for other clubs with their chairman having to save face. I doubt very much that Berahino is going to be happy though if we sign someone else.

Andros Townsend puts the shoe on the other foot, we are demanding £14-million, which is rather high, however Newcastle United have to get themselves out of a relegation mess so ITK is suggesting they are willing now to stump up the full asking price. There need is so great they will pay over the top, they have tried putting in an offer and suggesting they won't pay over £10-million for him, but relegation will cost them dear so needs must.

Rederico Fazio is a player we no longer use and sevilla want him back. We read previously all the rubbish from press and fans who say the Spanish club will never deal with us again. Why do people write such garbage, business is businness, personal feelings have no place in it. We have someone they want so they are dealing with us.

Naturally they want him on the cheap, naturally we want to maximise our return. They want a loan, we don't, they want a low price, we don't. There has been plenty of talk of a quick deal but the window doesn't shut until the end of January so Sevilla may well wait until the very end as they feel we have to sell and it would therefore be for a lower price than we want.

There is no guarantee Sevilla will increase their offer to an acceptable level to us and no guarantee will will lower our valuation to a level aceptable to them. They sit sixth in La Liga, a way off the Champions League places, thanks largely to their away form where they haven't won a single game yet. Do they see Fazio as a priority or would they be prepared to wait until the summer?

We are in a position where we would like to sell but are not desperate to do so, we are not holding up signing a centre-back because we can't sell him so we don't have an incentive to reduce his price much right now. It is another of those games of chicken that are so often played during transfer markets.

I suspect WBA will not lower Berahino's price to a realistic level and we will sign someon else, that we will eventially find an acceptable fee with Sevilla for Fazio, while getting more than we should for Townsend.

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Sevilla trying to get Fazio on the cheap

8:00 am
Sevilla trying to get Fazio on the cheap

I'm not sure why some people were suggesting Fazio would play against Leicester City when we are trying to sell him. Quite apart from the fact that he is in Spain, it would be quite silly to play him in case he picked up an injury. That would scupper any deal and a deal is fully expected to be completed. Mauricio Pochettino is not silly, he and Andros Townsend won't get a game before the end of January.

Spurs may have turned down their first offer but a deal will eventually be struck that guarantees his departure. That could be a permanent transfer or it could be a loan until the end of the season and a guaranteed purchase at the end of the season.

The Spanish press are constantly talking about Fazio wanting the deal completed quickly and they have no doubt a deal will be done in the end. They also feel that Sevilla will stick to a low offer and get him cheaply.

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Loan deal turned down

10:30 am

Tottenham have turned down an offer from Sevilla for 28-year-old Federico Fazio after the transfer window opened in Spain opened yesterday. Sevilla wanted to loan Fazio with a permanent deal only id certain conditions were met.

As explained previously Tottenham are not interested in loan deals unless there is a guaranteed purchase at the end of the loan for a set fee, rather than only if certain conditions are met. Sevilla have made it plain they are interested in buying him back which demonstrates all the garbage written about clubs refusing to do business is just that, garbage.

The offer was just the opening salvo and the clubs will hold discussions to see if a deal can be reached. Tottenham will want to claw back as much of the original purchase fee as possible. Under Pochettino Tottenham have shown a willingness to offload unwanted players which would suggest a deal may well be able to be reached.

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Why not encourage your child to keep his/her room tidy and to do the household chores or homework each week by rewarding them each month with something for their bedroom, the Spurs piggy bank below is just one item from a range you could choose. Set them a target, if they achieve your desired standards reward them. If their passion for Tottenham is great they'll do what it takes to get a gift each month and you will have taught them valuable life lessons.


Loan deal turned down Loan deal turned down Reviewed by THBlogNews on 10:30 am Rating: 5

Spurs watching Chilwell, Fazio to Fiorentina

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Spurs watching Chilwell, Fazio to Fiorentina

The Italian press are talking about Fiorentina being interested in taking Federico Fazio on loan in January. Spurs are of course not interested in loan moves, there is no benefit in simply allowing a player to run down his contract at another club for a few months and then get them back. If these rumours had to be rated they would got zero out of then probability in my book.

Spurs watching Chilwell, Fazio to Fiorentina

Ben Chilwell is an 18-year-old (19 on 21 December) Leicester City left-back on loan at Huddersfield Town. The Yorkshire Post report that he is constantly being watched by Tottenham, Arsenal and Newcastle United. We were watching him play this week as were Manchester United.

Spurs watching Chilwell, Fazio to Fiorentina

Harry Kane made his 100th appearance and scored his 47th goal. He was congratulated with a Tweet from Roberto Soldado wiching him well in our shirt. Kane has scored more goals in 2015 than any other striker in the Premier League (25). He has now scored 9 goals in the last 11 Premier league games.

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Spurs watching Chilwell, Fazio to Fiorentina Spurs watching Chilwell, Fazio to Fiorentina Reviewed by THBlogNews on 9:26 pm Rating: 5

Sevilla tried in the summer, they'll try for Fazio again

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Sevilla tried in the summer, they'll try for Fazio again

Federico Fazio is surplus to requirements at Tottenham. He was bought, tried, but made too many mistakes so his agent has been asked to find him another club. It makes sense for him to return to a league he knows that is less competitive than the Premier League played at a slower pace.

Sevilla tried to buy him back during the summer window and are coming back for another go in January. They want a deal quickly but there is bad blood between the two clubs over previous dealings, Fazio is even banned from their ground!

Football of course, has no morals and business has few standards so bans and bad blood won't make much difference. If they offer the right amount he will be sold, will they offer the right amount though? Levy will want every penny having had to pay £8-million (€10m) to secure him which included £1.46-million (€2m) they insisted Fazio had to pay himself to buy out his contract.

Just shows that animosity or rubbish statements that you won't deal with XYZ again mean absolutely nothing when you want something.

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Sevilla tried in the summer, they'll try for Fazio again Sevilla tried in the summer, they'll try for Fazio again Reviewed by THBlogNews on 9:00 pm Rating: 5

Trippier, Fazio, Wimmer, Carroll, Njie

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Yesterday's game was an excellent test for some of the shadow players who for long periods bossed the game against basically a former Arsenal first-team.



There were certain players of particular interest to see how they did and for me the three main ones didn't put in the kind of performance that stamped their individuality on the game within the team structure. Ugo Ehiogu spoke previously about the development squad, that a player has to find answers, he has to find a way to shine within the team first ethic.

Of particular interest to me last night were Kieran Trippier, Federico Fazio, Kevin Wimmer, Tom Carroll and Clinton Njie.

Kieran Trippier doesn't look in the same league as Kyle Walker at this stage, he looks, and I appreciate it is early days, the average Premier League player you can find anywhere. There is of course time for him to develop, to understand the system and how best he can shine within it. Ben Davies has shown what can be done, there can be no doubt he struggled last season after his move from Swansea yet now he is keeping Rose out.

We have a squad which we have to use in these games, the Premier League is more important and with Manchester City coming up we couldn't afford to wear out the players we need by constantly playing them, Alderweireld needed a rest, so too did Dier really and Kane was playing to try and break his duck.

Whether you feel a player is accident prone or not, you have to use them as part of your squad, you have to trust them at certain times. There are not many, if any, of the squad you would say stood out during their first game of the season whenever that was and Federico Fazio was making his first of the campaign, it wasn't a great one with the two obvious passing howlers catching everyone's eye.

Supporters are losing, or have lost, faith with him, but it's how Pochettino feels that matters and given it was his first game of the season I wouldn't be totally writing the player off yet. He is a dual UEFA Europa League winner so it makes sense to trust him in that competition. I would be playing him against Monaco next week to rest Alderweireld and Vertonghen again.

As an individual, Kevin Wimmer looked the better player and certainly a decent enough centre-back. Composed on the ball he came out of the game with credit, but the central pair were not great together, whose fault that was I haven't studied the footage to find out and the second goal needs to be studied to find out where the left side of our team was. Had he been pulled over too far and if so why?

Staying on that goal where was our left-sided defensive midfielder when the ball cannoned off Eric Dier and where was Danny Rose? We didn't seem to have anyone there at all and they suddenly had several. Tom Carroll continues to frustrate, he may well have been happy with his performance, but if he wants a first team place than it wasn't good enough to be blunt. There were certainly things to like, there is no denying he can pass a ball. yet he can also be lazy and pass poorly in the wrong areas, which puts us in a danger we don't need to be in.

If a defensive midfielder is playing the ball forwards, it generally means that most of the team are ahead of him so if his pass is poor and he gives away possession he has taken most of our side out of the game. Their passes, therefore, are vitally important and his tendency to several times a game give simple possession away in that area game after game suggests he isn't going to make the grade as a top four player.

To me, he looks, like Trippier, a mid table player. It's too early to write either player off, they have both only really just started their Spurs first-team careers and more games under pressure will educate as to what to do and what not to do in certain situations.

The last man is Clinton Njie, our new French signing who has arrived not match fit. He is a young prospect arriving at spurs after starting 13 games as a secondary striker and 1 as a wide player in Ligue 1 last season. Most of his goals came when he was playing centrally, at the moment he has had three cameo performances out wide on the left.

At the moment, he is simply being given game time to adapt, learn a little about the game over here, the physicality, the speed, while he gets fully match fit. The three cameos at the moment suggest he has a lot of developing to do. To me, he doesn't quite look as if he knows what to do yet. Each piece of game time will tell him what he is up against and help him decide how he is going to deal with it, for now he is searching for the answers.

It was the original plan to bring Dele Alli along slowly this season, I'd suggest that may well be going to happen to Njie with next season the important one for him. He isn't the finished article and is very much still in the development phase.

A useful exercise for the five of them, positives and negatives to take from the game with certainly some areas to work on before the Monaco tie next Thursday. The following article highlight what we are looking for, did we see it last night?

What Pochettino is looking for

Further Tottenham Reading
An excellent Paul Miller and Graham Roberts interview



Trippier, Fazio, Wimmer, Carroll, Njie Trippier, Fazio, Wimmer, Carroll, Njie Reviewed by THBlogNews on 8:52 am Rating: 5
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