Tottenham Hotspur are understood to be on the verge of ending former Liverpool player Steve Finnan’s Spanish nightmare by offering the defender a route back to the Premier League from La Liga side Espanyol, according to The Mirror.
32-year-old Finnan left Anfield for Espanyol last summer as part of the deal that saw winger Albert Riera arrive at the Merseyside club. However, while Riera has flourished at the Reds, Finnan has struggled to settle in Spain and has only made 4 La Liga appearances for the Periquitos since his move from the Premiership.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is keen to add an experienced right-back to the squad at White Hart Lane. Following the long-term injury to Scottish International Alan Hutton and sees Republic of Ireland International Finnan as an able deputy for Hutton in the short-term.
Finnan, is under contract at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis, until the summer of 2010, but it is believed that Espanyol will not stand in the defenders way of a return to England, with The Mirror claiming that Tottenham expect to complete the signing of the Irishman by the end of the week.