Palermo star Franco Vazquez is ready to leave the Italian side.
Palermo star Franco Vazquez has told Dxt Carlos Paz that he wants to leave the club, with speculation surrounding a move to Tottenham ramping up.
Vazquez, 27, joined Palermo back in 2012 having starred in Argentina with Belgrano, and whilst it took him some time to settle in Italy - having even been loaned to Spanish side Rayo Vallecano - he has since become one of the top stars in Italian football.
The playmaker hit ten goals and ten assists for Palermo last season, and his superb displays earned him international recognition, as he switched from Argentinian to Italian.
Now with two Italy caps to his name, Vazquez has added eight goals and seven assists this season, but with Palermo struggling at the wrong end of the Serie A table, he now appears ready to leave.
Vazquez has told Dxt Carlos Paz that he has given everything he can to Palermo, but he needs a change of scenery and 'new motivations', fighting for more important things than merely surviving in Serie A.
He did add that he would prefer to stay in Serie A, but he will consider any offers that come in for him this summer as he prepares to leave for a bigger club.
"A cycle has finished, I can't give Palermo any more than what I've given," said Vazquez. "These were three great years, now I need a change of scenery and to have new motivations, new objectives, to fight for more important things.
"The most beautiful thing was to say goodbye in the best way, achieving what we'd promised with the whole group, and this makes me happy. I’d prefer to continue in Serie A, because I know the league well, but I’ll evaluate all offers and then decide which is the best for me," he added.
A talented attacking midfielder with a wand of a left foot, Vazquez would add competition to Mauricio Pochettino's side, and whilst he may prefer to stay in Italy, turning down a Champions League club like Tottenham would surely be too hard for Vazquez.
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