Cast to one side by Mauricio Pochettino, it seems Federico Fazio has finally found his next club after a rather disappointing spell at Tottenham.

The Argentinean defender, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Sevilla, was told by his manager he needed to find a new club, and his next adventure will reportedly be in Serie A.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, AS Roma, who have been looking for a new defender ever since Antonio Rudiger got injured before the Euros, have all but sealed the deal for the centre-back.

Despite doubts about his versatility, the 29-year-old seems to be the ideal option for Luciano Spalletti, and his Italian passport means he will not count as a foreign signing.

The Italian newspaper states the deal is a loan with a view to buy, with the Serie A side able to make the deal permanent for around €4m, and they had a helping hand to get it sorted.

Franco Baldini, who was technical director at Tottenham following a directorial spell at Roma, was the one who got the deal sorted quickly and for so cheap, thanks to his relationship with both clubs.

Even without a job, Mr Baldini knows how to keep busy.