Tottenham Hotspur have been one of the most meaner teams defensively in the Premier League as they stand in the 3rd place in the points table, 9 points off Chelsea at the top of the table. The likes of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier have played at the center back position to great effect this season while the manager also has a few backups in the squad for contingencies. But one player who has left the squad is Federico Fazio. The 29-year old joined Italian outfit AS Roma at the start of the season and has cemented a place in the side in Rome and the Roma are now poised to sign him on a permanent basis leaving Tottenham in search of another defensive addition.
Here are 3 such player who can replace Fazio at the Lane this summer:
Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan):
A star player a couple of seasons ago, Ranocchia is no longer in the plans of the manager at the San Siro and he has been linked with an exit for a while now. West Ham United, Swansea and Hull are all interested in the signature of the £5m rated star who is more than happy to join the Spurs side this month. At 28, Ranocchia will be a like to like replacement for Fazio who was far from being the first choice at the club. The Italian is still in his prime and will surely fight for his place in England, which might improve the whole squad in the capital city.