The Argentine centre-back is simply not getting the chances at Tottenham Hotspur.
With another international break upon us, now is as good a time as any to consider what could be happening at Tottenham Hotspur when the next transfer window rolls round in just under three months.
Tottenham impressed with their summer spending, bringing in Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier, Heung-Min Son, Clinton N’Jie and Kevin Wimmer, but the presence of the latter means there could be an obvious candidate to be the first out the door after Christmas.
Federico Fazio has now slipped to fourth-choice centre-back and with just one appearance to date this season, it seems he will have to move on if he wants regular first-team football.
When Fazio did appear this season – in the League Cup clash with Arsenal last month – he looked anything but assured and the fact that he has only even made the bench once in eight Premier League matches speaks volumes.
Tottenham are likely to both sell and sign in January, and when it comes to bringing in some money, there will be clubs willing to give Fazio the chances he needs considering he is now 28.
He is far too old to be sitting on the bench at best and in the stands more often than not, and with Tottenham taking the Europa League seriously and out of the Capital One Cup, the chances are simply not there.
It is time to say goodbye to a player who has featured 32 times for Tottenham; one that for a time last season looked like he had turned the corner only for Eric Dier and, more recently, Alderweireld to take his place.