Frederico Fazio 1.95m (6' 5") Fact File

Tottenham are thought to be giving a medical to Frederico Fazio in the next few days ahead of him signing a contract to move from UEFA Europa League holders Sevilla to White Hart Lane.

He was due to have contract extension talks but his agents cancelled them and he arranged to fly to London instead. A picture has emerged on Twitter  of him allegedly on a Ryaniar flight from Sevilla to Barcelona yesterday.

Frederico Fazio 1.95m (6' 5") Fact File

Tottenham had been pursuing Hector Moreno (Espanyol), who broke his leg at the World Cup, Dejan Lovren (Southampton), who went to Liverpool for £20 million ($33.14m - €25.03m) and Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal) who his club, despite only owning 35% of him, wanted 76% of the transfer fee.

As is the case with transfers, a list of targets were pursued with others on the list given notice of our interest and informed that there may be a possible deal later in the transfer window. Players then hold off on signing contracts. Fazio was offered contract extension talks at the beginning of the window with a big wage increase so Sevilla could insert a large buyout clause in a new contract, he wanted to keep his options open at that point.

His agent refused those talks and contract discussions were set up for this week if our interest, which the players agent would have known about, were not followed up. We pursued our preferred targets and when it became clear Villarreal were not going to come to a deal with the others owners of Mateo Musacchio we switched our attention to Fazio.

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Ferro Carril OesteAgreement was swift, the player is clearly keen to play in the Premier League having just won the Europa League with Sevilla. He joined them in 2007 from Argentine second division side Ferro Carril Oeste in

He integral part of the Argentina under-20 team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2007 and helped his country win a gold gold at the Summer Olympics.

Fazio is not playing for Sevilla this weekend as they say he is being transferred and wish him well, adding that he has improved immensely last year and is worth far more than his £8.01 million (€10m - $13.24m) buyout clause.

Frederico Fazio Fact File

Personal information
Full nameFederico Julián Fazio
Date of birth17 March 1987 (age 27)
Place of birthBuenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing positionCentre back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Ferro Carril Oeste
Senior career*
2005–2006Ferro Carril Oeste48(3)
2007–2008Sevilla B(2)

National team
2006–2007Argentina U2013(1)
2008Argentina U232(0)


Sevilla Atlético (Sevilla B team)
Segunda División B: 2006–07

UEFA Europa League: 2013–14[9]
Copa del Rey: 2009–10
Supercopa de España: 2007; Runner-up 2010
UEFA Super Cup: Runner-up 2014

Argentina Under 20
FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2007

Argentina Under 23
Summer Olympics: 2008

Always nice to have a played used to winning things and having played in major finals in your ranks. Fazio is a right footed centre-back who can also play as a defensive midfielder.

Sevilla 2013/14 Statistics

Played : 27
Tackles: 34
Forward Passes: 754/986
Accurate Long Passes: 114/202
Pass Success: 77%
Goals: 2 (both crosses from free-kicks)
Assists: 1
Shots: 17
Tackles Won: 28
Tackles Lost: 31
Beats his man: 90%
Dispossessed: 2
Headers Won: 76.67%
All Challenges 63.14%
Interceptions: 88
Blocks: 21
Clearances: 209
Errors: 2 (1 led to a goal)
Fouls: 27

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