Roma's Federico Fazio celebrates with Juan Iturbe
Tottenham Hotspur took the decision to loan Federico Fazio instead of selling him last summer and the decision appears to have paid off.
The centre-back has restored his reputation, establishing himself in Roma's first team and looking a very different defender to the one who struggled in the Premier League.
Yet Roma have a lot of spending to do if they are to keep their squad together, with Fazio one of seven first team players signed on loan by the Italians.
Along with Bruno Peres, Juan Jesus, Mario Rui, Clement Grenier and Thomas Vermaelen and Wojciech Szczesny, it will take a substantial figure to retain them all.
Poland's Wojciech Szczesny
That is why Liverpool should remain hopeful that the Serie A giants will accept their advances for star man Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian winger scored 15 goals in 2016/17 and provided 11 assists, and The Telegraph report Liverpool are confident they will have a £38 million offer accepted.
Roma's Mohamed Salah in action with Lyon's Emanuel Mammana
Tottenham paid Sevilla £8 million to sign Fazio back in 2014 but the defender struggled with the pace of the Premier League.
He has excelled in Italy and if Roma do not buy him he won't be short of suitors.
Roma's priorities are as yet unclear this summer but if they accept an offer from Liverpool for Mohamed Salah then Fazio's exit will surely be fast-tracked thanks to the pot of cash they will receive in return.
Tottenham Hotspur's Federico Fazio