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Flashback: Tottenham sign Federico Fazio

Flashback: Tottenham sign Federico Fazio

Tottenham Hotspur have had some great defenders in their ranks over recent years, with the likes of Jan Vertonnghen and Toby Alderweireld being just some of the latest making positive names for themselves in the club’s folklore.

One man that would have hoped to have solidified himself as another player to be classed in the same group would have been Federico Fazio, who joined the club from Sevilla on 27 August 2014.

The Argentine defender had cost Spurs £9million signing a four-year contract, which appeared to delight a number of the club’s fanbase when it was announced.

Supporters took to Twitter to share their positive reactions with many believing that they had finally brought in someone that would help to improve their backline. Here are some of their reactions…

However, as many of the Tottenham fans will know, Fazio failed to impress during his time at White Hart Lane and failed to live up to a lot of the hype he received from the club’s supporters.

Despite being at the club for three of the four-year deal he had, the Argentina international struggled for game-time under Mauricio Pochettino making just 32 appearances and did not appear to do too much to impress when he was giving the opportunity.


Many of the Tottenham fans would have felt the centre-back had rarely shown any commitment with his performances or gave any effort when he was in the team.

It was not surprising to see Fazio head out on loan back to Sevilla and then AS Roma for the 2016/17 campaign, where it would seem he did enough to impress to land himself a permanent transfer with the Serie A outfit at the end of the season.

As mentioned, Spurs have a number of good centre-backs at the moment, with the likes of Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth also men that Pochettino can call upon at times.

With those options available, it is unlikely those at Tottenham will miss the 31-year-old in north London too much.

Tottenham fans, what did you make of Fazio’s time at the club? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts.

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