Serie A legend Gabriel Batistuta has ranked Roma’s Federico Fazio as one of the best defenders in the world.
Fazio has gone from being surplus to requirements at Tottenham Hotspur to a mainstay in Roma’s back four and an Argentina international in the space of a year, prompting Batistuta to hold his countryman in the highest regard.
“The best in my time? Baresi, Nesta, Maldini, Chamot, Vierchowod...” the former Giallorossi striker told Marca.
“I think it was more difficult to beat them than the defenders of today. As for today, I especially like Sergio Ramos, Fazio, Godin, Mascherano, Pique and Varane.”