Spurs allow Fazio to leave

16 July 2017 05:47:33 EST

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has allowed the 30-year-old Argentina international Federico Fazio to join Roma on a permanent basis.

Fazio spent last season on loan at the Serie A outfit and impressed during his time in the Italian capital.

He also made four appearances for Sevilla during a spell on loan at the La Liga side in the second half of the 2015/16 campaign.

Fazio joined Spurs from Sevilla in the summer of 2014 but he struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League and featured in only 20 top-flight matches for the club.

Tottenham said in a statement: "We have reached agreement with AS Roma for the permanent transfer of Federico Fazio.

"Federico joined us in August 2014 from Sevilla and went on to make 32 appearances in a Spurs shirt before returning to spend half of the 2015/16 season on loan with the Spanish side.

"We wish Federico all the best for the future."

Spurs are 16/1 to be the Premier League champions in 2017/18 and 2/1 to be the top London club.

Meanwhile, the former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham has been appointed as head coach of Indian Super League side Atletico de Kolkata.

The 51-year-old, who also starred for Manchester United and Nottingham Forest during his playing career, endured a disappointing spell in charge of Stevenage before parting company with the League Two club in February 2016.

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