Every day there seems to be claims in the Spanish media about Federico Fazio and Espanyol. And every day it’s the same thing – Tottenham Hotspur are asking too much for Espanyol to complete a straight transfer.
But, yet again, there’s no amount mentioned. Therefore it’s impossible to know whether Tottenham are asking too much or Espanyol are simply not able to accept even a small fee.
Thankfully, despite that, there’s been some progress. Sport say negotiations are continuing and Fazio will arrive at Espanyol on a loan deal. The Spanish club will pay a loan fee, pay Fazio’s wages, and have an option next year to purchase him for what they think is a reasonable fee.
This has now edged along so much that Sport expect the deal to be announced ‘in coming days’.