Sevilla president Jose Castro confirms interest in Federico Fazio

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Tottenham defender Fazio could be heading back to Sevilla in January.

Speaking to Estadio Deportivo, Sevilla president Jose Castro has confirmed that Federico Fazio is a transfer target for the La Liga side, ahead of the January window.

Castro said: “The truth is that it is working on different options. Fazio is one, but nothing is closed. It’s clear Fazio didn’t leave [us] how we’d have wanted; he angered me greatly. But I need to look at what is best for Sevilla.”

Castro, and many Sevilla fans, were disappointed that Fazio opted to join Spurs last summer, having spent so long as part of their set-up.

He arrived in North London with a big reputation and high expectations, but Fazio’s career with Spurs has been nothing but a disappointment.

He has struggled to adapt to the speed of the Premier League, and has looked completely off pace and far from the required quality for a top division team. In total he has played 32 games for the Lilywhites, but has managed just 90 minutes of action this term, playing poorly in the League Cup defeat to Arsenal.

A January exit has been rumoured, and Castro has confirmed that Fazio is one of Sevilla’s options ahead of the transfer window opening next month.

The 28-year-old is not the only option to improve the central defence, and his exit may have soured the relationship he had with the club, but Castro has admitted that he is willing to overlook his poor feelings towards Fazio as he will improve the team.

Fazio leaving Spurs looks all-but confirmed in January, and Sevilla are one of the potential clubs he could be heading to next month.

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