Fazio at a loss as to why Spurs sold him

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Our former centre half Federico Fazio has spoken in Italian media about his time at Spurs , and the Argentine admitted that he doesn’t know why Spurs decided to sell him to the Serie A side in the summer.

The 30-year-old joined us with a big reputation from Sevilla in the summer of 2014. However it went pear shaped from the start when he was sent off on his league debut, a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City, and he failed to establish himself in north London, making just 20 Premier League appearances before being loaned out to his former club on transfer deadline day in February 2016.

He went on to spend last season on loan in the Italian capital before making his switch a permanent one in the summer.

To his credit Fazio has actually re-established himself at the Italian side, with some fine displays which will surprise a lot of Spurs fans, considering his ill-fated spell at White Hart Lane.

The Argentine spoke exclusively to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, and told of how his move away from Tottenham came about, whilst admitting that he is unsure as to why they sold him

“Tottenham? I played 33 games in my first season with them. After that the president wanted to change I don’t know why: said Fazio.

He added: “I spent six more months there but I had already decided to leave. England is different, there is not much tactical work and when you go out nobody knows you. Passion for football is different, Italians are more similar to Argentineans.”

To his credit he has done well at Roma, but he was shocking for us. He arrived with a big reputation but just couldn’t get to grips with the English game and Alderweireld arrived which meant curtains for him. Good luck to him

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