Sevilla director comments on Federico Fazio to Tottenham transfer news

In the latest Tottenham Hotspur transfer news, it appears the Fazio move is gathering pace, however, a director at Sevilla has spoken out.

Sevilla may not be able to compete with Tottenham Hotspur when it comes to the future of towering centre back Federico Fazio as there is a: there is a release clause in his contract that will be triggered when a £7.9 million offer arrives and b: Premier League clubs can "double or treble a player's earning."

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has overseen a serene summer transfer window at White Hart Lane to date but is expected to make a double swoop this week, with Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck and Sevilla stopper Fazio both linked with a Lilywhite move.

Sevilla director of football Ramon Rodriguez commented on the transfer situation, as quoted by MARCA.

He said that the club "has no intention of negotiating," which implies that, if Spurs wish to recruit the defender then they will have to activate the Argentine's get-out clause.

He continued: "Tottenham are prepared to meet Fazio's buy-out clause but we're waiting for that to happen. That is the club's only intention.

"Under no other circumstances will he leave the club, because we want him to stay and have no intention of negotiating."

Rodriguez continued: "It's hard to compete with an English club because they double or treble a player's earning. If Fazio does end up leaving, we wish him all the luck he deserves."

Last season, Fazio attempted 34 tackles, 88 interceptions and 205 clearances from 27 appearances in La Liga competition.

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