This is sure to improve the mood among Spurs fans as The Times report that Tottenham are on the verge of sealing the deal for young Argentina defender Juan Foyth.
The 19-year-old centre back is valued by his Argentine club Estudiantes at about £8.5million. Club president Juan Sebastian Veron – yes, the very same Veron of Chelsea and Manchester United, apparently traveled to London last week to hold talks with Tottenham.
The youngster is rated very highly in his homeland and was a member of the Argentine Under-20 World Cup squad recently. He was also a key player in the Estudiantes side that clinched a Copa Libertadores spot in 2017, which resulted in links to top European clubs.
AS Roma and Zenit St. Petersburg were also credited with an interest but it was Tottenham who lead the race and it seems like his move to the club is imminent.
The report says that there are a couple of contentious issues currently being ironed out during the discussions. Estudiantes want Foyth to return to the club on a six-month loan before joining Spurs permanently and they also want a sell-on clause to be inserted in the deal.
That is understandable considering the high expectations on the youngster developing into a world class player. If he does so and Spurs encash on him sometime in the future, Estudiantes want a piece of the cake! With Pochettino at the helm, Foyth can only improve at our club.
These should be minor issues which should be ironed out in the coming days. Foyth looks all set to become the first signing of the summer for Spurs. The fans are slightly nervous at the lack of activity at White Hart Lane – if you take out the sales, that is.
Last season saw Pochettino lead his side to a second place finish with a club-record Premier League points tally of 86. Over the last couple of seasons, we were the most consistent side and have one of the most settled sides in England. There should be no worry at all with the transfer inactivity although it is bound to change in the coming weeks.