Federico Fazio Tottenham Hotspur FC
Federico Fazio could return to Sevilla in January Getty

Sevilla have been linked with a move to re-sign wantaway Tottenham Hotspur defender Federico Fazio during the January transfer window. Regional newspaper Estadio Deportivo believes manager Unai Emery would like the Argentina international back at the Europa League winners, while the player is also keen on a return to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium after failing to make the expected impact in England.

The 28-year-old defender moved to White Hart Lane in the summer of 2014 after catching the eyes of compatriot Mauricio Pochettino during his spell in La Liga. Sevilla refused to negotiate the terms of his departure, but Spurs did not hesitate to meet the player's €10m (£7m, $10.6m) release clause.

Fazio has struggled to find top form in the Premier League though, and following the summer arrivals of Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer he was heavily linked with a move to either Everton or West Bromwich Albion.

The Argentine stayed at the club though, and is yet to play a single minute of Premier League football this campaign, his only appearance this season coming in the Capital One Cup defeat against Arsenal.

Estadio Deportivo claims that Sevilla are considering taking advantage of this situation in January. The report says that the La Liga outfit already tried to bring the player home in the summer, but they failed to reach an agreement with Spurs.

Emery's side are eager to renew their efforts in the upcoming transfer window, with Marco Andreolli's recent injury leaving them with just two recognised centre-backs available.

Fazio still owns a house in Sevilla, which would make a possible move all the more attractive to him. However, Spurs would be reluctant to let the player leave on the cheap, having spent £7m for him in the first place.