Report: Iago Falque to land Spurs £1m

The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder could be helping the club despite already having left White Hart Lane.

Iago Falque will land Tottenham £1 million despite already having left the club, according to the London Evening Standard.

The 25-year-old failed to make a single Premier League start for the north London side before moving to Serie A outfit Genoa.

The Standard report, however, that Falque's fortunes in Italy have now benefited Tottenham, with the 25-year-old earning a £7m deal from Genoa to Roma, meaning £1m will be due to Spurs.

When the north London side agreed to sell Falque to Genoa, they agreed a clause whereby they would receive 15 per cent of any sell-on fee.

Good business

Despite some very poor Spurs signings in recent years, this appears to be another example of good business between the lines from Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

Levy also recently managed to agree a big-money fee for Paulinho - although that has as much to do with Luiz Felipe Scolari being on the buying end as it did any Tottenham expertise.

Levy's famed ability to negotiate, though, looks like it will play a big part in another transfer summer at Spurs, with big deals looking like they will need to be both forced through or resisted.

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