Juan Foyth, the Argentinian U-20 international has spoken out about the interest Tottenham have in signing him. The Estudiantes man revealed that the two clubs are in negotiations to complete a £8 million deal.
Juan Sebastian Veron, the former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder, was in London representing (Daily Mail) the Argentine side as we look to close the deal quickly.
Foyth has had a pretty decent season and was part of the U20 side that featured in the World Cup in South Korea last month. The 19-year-old is a bit of a versatile player and can play either in defence or in midfield and with Mauricio Pochettino having a great relationship with Veron, the deal is all but certain of being completed soon.
Foyth was speaking to El Dia, as he was asked if he has a chance of joining the Premier League side.
“Truth to be told I do not know. I heard that they are negotiating with Tottenham. But the truth is that I do not know how far they will go and if I will finally be transferred. I ask little and I do not want to know too much.”
The youngster further added that the deal was not on his mind as his focus was more on winning games.
“No, I never thought that. My head was on winning the game. The only thing that crossed me was the tiredness and the worry in those moments that cornered us. Luckily after that came the goal of Tití (Rodriguez),”
We do need more players to add to our defence as we have already lost out on Kyle Walker to Manchester City for a deal that could cross £50 million. Eric Dier could be another player leaving the side as the other Manchester club looks to sign him up and even if we do get the same fee for the Englishman, we would be short of defensive options next season.
Foyth might be playing in the periphery as the youngster would be behind the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld. The 19-year-old certainly will have to step up and fast as we have also sold Federico Fazio to AS Roma, even though he was on loan at the club last season, we don’t have enough players to cover for the Belgian pair at the back, with Kevin Wimmer also a target for English clubs.
The Argentine would be playing under one of the best managers in the world and should Poch tap into the potential that Foyth has, we might have done one of the shrewdest pieces of business in the window.