Transfer news: Tottenham sign defender Federico Fazio from Sevilla on four-year contract
Last Updated: 28/08/14 8:13am
Federico Fazio: Fills a gap left by Michael Dawson's departure
Tottenham have completed the signing of Sevilla defender Federico Fazio.
The Argentine has signed a four-year deal after Spurs agreed to meet a reported £8m buyout clause in his Sevilla contract.
Fazio's arrival comes after the collapse of an earlier move for Villarreal's Mateo Musacchio, and 24 hours after centre-half Michael Dawson left White Hart Lane for Hull.
Shortly after Spurs announced the deal Fazio tweeted: "I’m really happy to be here at this club, this great club with very good players.
"I come to Tottenham because I think it’s a very good team, a very good club, very good fans. I know Spurs is a historic club in this country and league."
Sky sources, meanwhile, understand Sevilla are interested in replacing their captain with Celtic centre-half Virgil van Dijk.
Celtic are reluctant to sell the 23-year-old, who is also the subject of interest from two Premier League clubs.