One thing is certain, Federico Fazio does not lack for character and determination. Evidence of that can be seen in his many duels with Diego Costa during their time in Spain – seeing is believing, after all, and Fazio would always give the famously combative striker as good as he got.
Argentine-born but with Italian roots, Fazio is a natural leader – and a centre-back of imposing physical measurements, standing nearly two metres tall. Given that, it is perhaps unsurprising that he is both tough to out-muscle and often dominant in the air. That makes him invaluable at both ends – when a cross is sent into his box he often sends it away with impunity, while at the other end he can be a constant headache for markers trying to thwart a goalscoring chance.
Having begun his career at Argentine side Ferro Carril Oeste, he has gone on to wear the shirts of Sevilla and Tottenham. At the Spanish club in particular he enjoyed great success, winning the Europa League, Copa del Rey and Supercoppa. He played alongside Diego Perotti in Seville, a player he now links up with again in Rome.
“I am joining one of the biggest clubs in Rome,” Fazio said upon his arrival. “I am excited for this new adventure.”