Tottenham are close to completing a deal for Argentina U20 defender Juan Foyth according to the Daily Mail. The deal is to be completed for around £8 million according to the report and former Premier League star Juan Sebastian Veron will travel to London during the weekend to finalize the move.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder is known to be close to Mauricio Pochettino and that is one reason why the deal seems to be more or less done. Foyth broke into Argentine side Estudiantes at the start of the year and also played in the FIFA U-20 World Cup for Argentina.
The 19-year-old can play both as a central defender and as a central midfielder and he could be seen as cover for the likes of Victor Wanyama and even Eric Dier. With the Englishman reportedly keen on joining Manchester United (Express), we do need more young talent coming through and Foyth can just be that for a number of years.
We have seen how Poch works with the young players and if Foyth is really the deal, we could end up getting him for a rather steal. The 19-year-old would possibly be challenging for a squad role next season and with Poch’s record of doing well with talent, Foyth would have a bright future at Spurs.
What is a worry, however, is the lack of signings that will make our squad stronger for the upcoming season. We could be losing both Kyle Walker and Eric Dier to our direct rivals and not replacing them would be a major blunder from both Daniel Levy and Pochettino.
Foyth might turn out to be a great signing but the lack of other quality players coming into Spurs needs to be addressed soon, especially if we are to actually win the Premier League title and even perform well in the Champions League. The transfer activity at the club needs to kick-start and soon if we are to not lose important ground to our rivals in our hunt for the Premier League title next season.