Farewell Fazio, for now at least

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It has been rumoured to have been happening for a number of weeks and it has finally happened.  Federico Fazio has left Tottenham Hotspur, albeit only for a year.

The central defender has joined Serie A giants AS Roma on a season-long loan in order to get some regular first-team football.

Fazio joined Tottenham in 2014 but spent the second half of last season on loan at Sevilla, helping the Spanish club win the Europa League trophy.

His lack of pace has always made him a liability in the Tottenham defence, especially with Pochettino’s style of playing a high defensive line.  Finding himself behind the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer means that he’s hardly likely to see any sort of regular football at the Lane.

Roma mentioned on their website they had paid 1.2million euros (£1million) for the loan, while the option to buy Fazio comes with a price tag of 3.2million euros (£2.67million) and is conditional on certain sporting targets being reached.

“I am very happy to join a great team like Roma,” the 29-year-old Fazio said. “I really want to start training and get to know my new team-mates and coach.”

Fazio made 32 appearances for Spurs.  Best of luck, Faz.

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