Roma confirm purchase of Tottenham reject Iago Falque from Genoa

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The Spaniard spent three seasons at White Hart Lane but made just eleven first team appearances.

Roma have confirmed the signing of former Spurs winger Iago Falque from fellow Serie A side Genoa.

The Italian giants, who will be playing Champions League football next season following their second place finish, have said on their website that they have signed the Spaniard for a €1 million loan fee, which includes a commitment to buy for €7 million as soon as he makes a single competitive appearance.

Genoa will also be due an extra €1 million if the player meets certain performance related targets, meaning Roma could end up paying €9 million for the 25-year-old, or roughly £5.68 million.

With the Londoners said to have inserted a 15% sell on clause according to the Standard, Tottenham could end up making a tidy little amount from his sale.

Were Spurs wrong to sell Falque?

On one hand, it's hard to question Tottenham's decision to sell the winger. This time last season, he was a 24-year-old that was unable to get anywhere near the first team considering the international players he had in front of him.

Daniel Levy sold the player on with a decent sized sell on clause and is said to have made more his money back on the man they signed from Juventus in 2012, as per the Mail.

Of course, when looking at his performances when given the confidence of his manager, which led to 13 goals and 6 assists in 33 matches for Genoa, then it looks like Spurs might have committed a stinker of a sale.

If Falque goes on and has an even better season in Rome next season, then the club will have to admit they got that one wrong. But as the Barcelona academy graduate only came good when given the playing time he would have never have gained at White Hart Lane, then Tottenham's decision was defensible.

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