Sold for €2.4m by Tottenham, new club set Iago Falque's price at €13m one year later

Genoa

Genoa are to drive a hard bargain for Iago Falque, sold by Tottenham Hotspur last summer.

Iago Falque's impressive form for Genoa has seen him attract attention from European giants, but the Italian side are not willing to let him go easily.

The Spaniard was sold by Tottenham Hotspur last summer after being told he was not in the club's first team plans, with transfermarkt reporting the fee being just £1.7 million, or 2.4 million Euros.

Atletico Madrid have been linked by Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, while Inter Milan have been named as suitors by GianlucadiMarzio.com.

Another club named as holding an interest in Falque are AS Roma, and it would be remarkable if they signed him, due to the fact he would replace a player Tottenham paid £30 million to sign, Erik Lamela.

His form is almost matching that which convinced Spurs to splash out on Lamela. The Argentine netted 15 goals in 33 games in 2012/13.

This season Falque has netted a stunning 13 goals in 30 matches as he has helped unfancied Genoa climb to fifth in Serie A.

With one game remaining there is still a chance to add more, and it is not without significance.

Asked how much they would demand for his services this summer, Genoa have responded it will cost clubs €1m per goal scored.

A final game hat-trick would suit the club nicely, but even at €13 million, his performances this season have shown his market value rising more than five-fold is justified.

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