Everton have reportedly bid £5m for Federico Fazio as they look to increase their central defensive options at a time when John Stones wants to leave the club.
While it is welcome that another club have come in for Fazio just days after his move to West Brom broke down – supposedly over personal terms – you wonder whether the Tottenham management will use this interest to help smooth negotiations with the Baggies to sign Saido Berahino.
West Brom are said to still be keen to bring Fazio to the Midlands. With the prospect of the Argentine moving elsewhere a real one, could Spurs find a compromise – such as supplementing his salary – in order to ensure that Fazio can join West Brom?
Tottenham look set to be preparing a third bid for Berahino in a transfer saga that looks likely to go to the wire. If Fazio can be used as leverage his spell at White Hart Lane won’t have been a complete waste of time.