DONE: Tottenham get £4m for star who played 5 minutes of league football

Genoa v Catania at the Marassi

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal with Genoa for the services of Iago Falque.

One player that Tottenham Hotspur have always believed to be very talented was their young Spaniard Iago Falque. The flying winger has an illustrious history. Spells at Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona were the precursor to his Spurs arrival in 2012.

But he has struggled with injury problems at White Hart Lane and the Hulk lookalike had relatively forgetful campaigns with Southampton and Almeria before a more productive time at Rayo Vallecano last season.

Now, at the age of 24, it was time for Spurs to decide to either give him a go, or the heave-ho. They have gone with the latter.

It has now been confirmed by Italian side Genoa that they have signed Falque - with reports of a £4 million doing the rounds.

In an official statement the Serie A side stated:

"The Genoa Cricket and Football Club announces that it has acquired outright from Tottenham Hotspur Fc to the right of the player Iago Falque. The player has made visits and started to undergo tests for surveys athletic."

For Falque it is a good move - and for Spurs it is a great piece of business. Falque played just 456 minutes of football for Spurs, and just five minutes in the Premier League, in his two years at the club. If the £4 million fee they have received for the player proves to be accurate they have earned a sizeable return on their investment.

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