According to The Evening Standard, money-bags Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of snapping up Argentinian defender Juan Foyth right from under Tottenham’s nose.
Juan Foyth, who featured regularly for Argentina during the Under 20s World Cup in South Korea, has been identified by Spurs as their primary defensive target this Summer and is widely regarded as a rising star.
In Spite of the youngster’s supposed inexperience, a whole host of European clubs were vying for the 19 year old’s signature this Summer, including Inter Milan and Roma.
Spurs were understood to be close to completing a deal to sign the 19 year old just days ago, with Foyth set to fly out to meet with the club to officially sign on the dotted line.
However, The Evening Standard are claiming that PSG have already made moves to sign the youngster, and now subsequently, the French side has emerged as the new favourites to land the South American this Summer.
Apparently, PSG have offered Foyth’s current club Estudiantes £8 million up-front, which betters Tottenham’s rejected bid of just £5.4 million, with the other £2.6 million offered as indefinite bonuses and add-ons, as reported by Football.London, who also claim that Foyth’s transfer to the French outfit is as good as done.
It is widely reported that PSG’s capture of the youngster is all but complete and an announcement is expected within the next few days.
Well, you know what’s frustrating here? We’ve missed out on a highly promising defender, who Pochettino could have made world class within a few seasons, simply because we offered an unnecessary cheap deal.
For me, £8 million up-front is still a mere drop in the ocean as far as our budget is concerned, so why didn’t we offer it? We knew there’d be competition for his signature, it’s a competitive market and it’s not like we’d have been pricing ourselves or anyone out of a deal anyway.
Our stinginess has really come back to bite us now. And now what will we do about our defence? Wimmer wants to leave and Dier is simply not a reliable centre-back. I’m sorry, but he isn’t. He’s a cracking holding midfielder, but in the middle of defence, in the Premier League and in Europe, he’s out of his depth.
The tour of USA starts at the weekend against PSG themselves, and there’s only a month left before the season kicks off. We had £50 million sitting doing nothing when Walker was sold, so why wasn’t an extra £2.6 million dedicated to the Foyth transfer?
£8 million could look like a steal in 3 years time if Foyth develops into the world class talent he’s tipped to become, and under Poch, you’d have been confident he’d become exactly that.
Levy, I love you, but why on earth didn’t you offer a decent deal? It’s massively cost us if what the papers are saying is true.
What do you think of the situation? Are you disappointed to be missing out on Foyth?
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