Federico Fazio : Who’s that Man ?


Sevilla’s  Argentinian centre  back, Federico Julian Fazio, is one of the Premier League  hot rumors, in this summer window. The player has just refused to sign an extension with his club and English Media  are pretty sure that his next destination will be North London’s club, Tottenham Hotspur.

La Liga have many supporters in UK  but how many of them are watching regularly Sevilla playing ? So here’s some information about the (maybe)next star in White Hart Lane.

Fazio was born in Buenos Aires 27 years ago( 17/03/1987 ) Hes a big fella 6 ft 5in (1.95 m) and plays currently for Sevilla after a year with Ferro Carril Oeste.


During his Sevillian days he gained some nice silverware, as the UEFA Europa League 2013-2014,   Copa del Rey 2009-2010,  Supercopa  de Espagna 2007 ; Runner up 2010 and  UEFA Super Cup; Runner up 2014

Same with his national Argentinian team: FIFA U-20 World Cup 2007 and with Argentina U-23 Summer Olympics 2008


After signing with Sevilla in late January 2007 he spent the majority of the remaining season with the second team, Sevilla Atletico, which helped achieve promotion to the second level.


The Argentinian started the next season 2007-2008 registered in both clubs, but  after the injuries of Javi Navarro and Julien Escudé  ended up by playing an important part on a side who reached a final qualification for the UEFA Cup.  Fazio scored his first goal against Racing de Santander  and has now a total of 14

Will Tottenham’s boss, Mauricio Pochettino  sign him ? The player’s buy-out clause in his contract is 8M£ and as Mateo’s Musacchio coming to the Lane  is becoming more or less likely to happen, Fazio has now all the Spurs attention.

This player could certainly help Tottenham’s defense; he’s very strong on aerial duels and ball interception, can clear the ball out of defense, but his tackles are quite poor.

If he comes in England, (Editor’s note: the deal is on! Fazio has joined the club, August  26 )Tottenham’s features versus Chelsea could be very lively, as Fazio and Chelsea’s Diego Costa have some old score to settle between them !

Editor’s note:  So many hope and waiting for glory glory days  but La Liga is not  like the Premier League and managers should be more careful about signing Spanish stars (but Messi, oops! He’s Argentinian) The list is endless, but Spurs are one of the biggest victims(see Soldado).


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