Federico Fazio

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Argentine defender Federico Fazio from La Liga club Sevilla.

"We are delighted to announce that we have completed the transfer of Federico Fazio from Sevilla," a statement on Spurs' official site read.

Mauricio Pochettino has concentrated most of his transfer efforts this summer to strengthen the north London club's defensive department. Fazio is the fourth defender to arrive at White Hart Lane, following Ben Davies, Eric Dier and DeAndre Yedlin from Swansea City, Sporting Lisbon and Seattle Sounders respectively.

Fazio, who joined Sevilla in 2007, has been a key player for the club. He played an important role in Sevilla's run to the Europa League title last season. The Argentinean defender has also won the Fifa U20 World Cup in 2007 and a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Spurs were initially interested in Fazio's compatriot and Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio, and reports suggested a deal was imminent. However, the move collapsed owing to third party ownership issues.

The 27-year-old defender, who has signed a four-year contract with the White Hart Lane outfit, expressed his delight at joining the club.

"I'm really happy to be here at this club, this great club with very good players. I'm really happy to be here," Fazio said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.