Sevilla are considering to bringing Tottenham Hotspur outcast Federico Fazio back to La Liga on loan during the January transfer window, according to Marca. The Argentinian international centre-back is said to be keen on making the move back to the Europe League holders after having fallen out of favour with manager Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.
The 28-year-old defender was recruited by the Argentinian boss in the summer of 2014. Pochettino knew his compatriot well from his tenure in La Liga and wanted him to lead the Spurs back-line after he had garnered a big reputation at the Sanchez Pizjuan – helping them to win the Europe League in the 2013/2014 campaign.
Tottenham did not hesitate to meet the player's €10m (£7m, $10.6m) release clause after having previously been heavily linked with other defenders like Villarreal's Matteo Musacchio and former Espanyol defender Hector Moreno.
Fazio, however, has since failed to replicate his form in La liga in the English football. Having made 20 Premier League appearances in his debut campaign at North London, he was linked with a move away to Sevilla, Everton and West Bromwich Albion during the summer but eventually stayed at the North London club.
His situation has worsened in the new season after the summer signings of Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer have restricted his playing time. Fazio is yet to play a Premier League or Europe League game this campaign while his only appearance came in the Capital One Cup defeat against Arsenal.
Marca report that Sevilla may take advantage of his exile at White Hart Lane to ask Tottenham about a loan ahead of the coming transfer window – with Fazio more than happy to return to the Sanchez Pizjuan.
The Spanish publication claims that Sevilla are also considering other alternatives like Inter Milan star Andrea Ranocchia as Spurs are not likely to open negotiations until January. The La Liga giants, meanwhile, need to secure the services of someone as soon as possible as the injuries of Nico Pareja, Daniel Carrizo and Marco Andreolli have left Unai Emery with very few options to form his back-line.