Winger Iago Falque Joins Benevento on Loan

Iago Falque with Tottenham Hotspur. Photo by Matt West/Shutterstock (8547174ad)

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Roma winger Iago Falque is on the move for the 2020-21 season, joining newly-promoted Benevento Calcio in Italy’s Serie A on loan.

Falque, a Spanish youth international who spent the second half of last season on loan at Genoa, was not in Torino’s plans for the current season and was able to find a spot on another team in the same league in the same country.

The former Spain youth international, who joined Torino back in January 2017 on a permanent deal from Roma for a fee of $7 million, should get plenty of chances in a Benevento squad whose goal will be to achieve safety for the 2021-22 season.

Falque adds an interesting option on the wing for Benevento. He played sparingly last season, appearing in just 14 Serie A games and recording 2 goals and 1 assist. His pedigree as a creator and scorer, however, includes a total of 47 goals and 24 assists in 166 Italian top flight matches between Roma, Genoa, and Torino.

The new Benevento attacker is set to join his new squad this week in training ahead of their midweek match against Inter Milan and their weekend showdown with Bologna.