Liverpool are in the hunt for a new centre back after missing out on Vegard Forren, who chose to move to Southampton instead. Despite current defenders Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel being very talented players, they have perhaps lacked strong competition for places and as a result have produced below-par performances this season.
Federico Fazio’s name has popped up as a possible target, but just who is he? Born in Buenos Aires, he is a two-time Argentina international of Italian descent. He currently plays for Spanish side Sevilla after joining for £550K from his first club Ferro Carril Oeste in his home country.
As well as playing in his favoured role as a central back, he is also a competent defensive midfielder and is very good with the ball at his feet. Fazio would provide great presence for the side, standing at 6ft 5in tall, and has been known to be hard to handle in the opposite penalty box as well, scoring ten times in just over 100 appearances for Sevilla.
His current club are in financial trouble at the moment, therefore Fazio has been told he can leave for as little as £3m according to Metro, which would suit Brendan Rodgers very well. Hamburg and Hoffenheim have also shown interest in the 25-year-old but it has been said he prefers the temptation of England.
Despite not playing for a top club in his career so far, he has managed to win the Spanish Cup and Spanish Super Cup with Sevilla, and the U20 World Cup and 2008 Olympic Games with his country. He could be a great asset for the Merseyside club and would seemingly jump in front of Jamie Carragher and Sebastian Coates in the line to challenge the starting two.