Spurs announce transfer for defender
Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the sale of defender Federico Fazio to Roma.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 15, 2017
The 30-year-old Argentina international had been on Spurs’ book since 2014, when he signed from Spanish side Sevilla for £8m.
But he never looked entirely comfortable in English football and put in some shaky performances among his 32 appearances for compatriot Mauricio Pochettino’s side. That included a straight red card on his Premier League debut for a foul in the penalty
He spent time on loan at his former club Sevilla in the 2015/16 campaign, then joined Serie A side Roma on loan last season.
That deal included an option to convert the loan to a permanent transfer for €3.2m, so it appears the Italians have decided to do just that.
Fazio made 48 appearances for Roma last season, including 37 Serie A outings. With fellow centre-back Kostas Manolas tipped to leave Stadio Olimpico this summer, there could be plenty of opportunities for Fazio next season as well.