Awkward and underwhelming: Federico Fazio was Tottenham's worst signing of 2014/15

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The Argentine disappointed during his debut campaign at White Hart Lane.

For a man brought in to battle for a place as Tottenham Hotspur's first-choice central defender (alongside Jan Vertonghen), Federico Fazio didn't have the best of times in 2014/15.

The Argentine's most memorable moments were for all the wrong reasons: he stood out against Fiorentina for his glaring error as the north London side were knocked out of the Europa League, while his inability to even challenge Christian Benteke cost Spurs dearly as Tim Sherwood left White Hart Lane with all three points.

In the end, Fazio looked awkward and underwhelming, with 21-year-old Eric Dier a better choice at centre-back despite being inexperienced and with plenty to learn (but with talent and bags of potential).

It looked as though Tottenham went for the cheap option with Fazio, overlooking other defensive targets last summer, but plenty was still expected of the then 27-year-old (now 28) during his first season in the capital.

Even if he comes good, though, his debut campaign was one to forget. The likes of Ben Davies, Michel Vorm and Benjamin Stambouli also disappointed to varying degrees last term (Stambouli was unlucky not to get more chances but Davies suffered some very poor games). Fazio, however, edges them all when it comes to Spurs' worst signing of 2014/15.

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