Darren Bent has claimed that Juan Foyth is in a very similar situation to the one he found himself in during his time in North London and believes it could be time for the Argentine to leave the club.
There was a genuine feeling at the start of this season that this was going to be the year that Foyth made a big impact on the Spurs first-team (Football.London).
The 22-year-old had put in a few impressive displays towards the end of last season and had a wonderful Copa America with Argentina, starring as a right-back.
However, an injury he picked up pre-season saw him miss the first few months of the campaign and the defender has had limited opportunities since Jose Mourinho arrived at the club in late November.
Reports indicate that Spurs will let the Argentine leave the club in the summer (Football Insider).
Bent feels that Foyth should look to leave to play regular football. He claimed that the defender is at the wrong place and the wrong time, just like he was when he arrived at Spurs in 2007 with Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane and Jermaine Defoe ahead of him in the pecking order.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Spurs star said: “Do you know what it is? I think it’s a case of wrong place, wrong time.
“He came to Spurs at a time where, to be fair, Vertonghen and Alderweireld were playing really well together, fantastically well defensively, so he was never was going to get in there.
“At right-back they had Kieran Trippier, he was playing, an international playing really well for England and for Spurs so he kind of had to slot in when people weren’t really playing.
“He eventually got his chance and he was in and out, we hadn’t seen the best of him. Then obviously they bought in Davinson Sanchez and for whatever reason it hasn’t really clicked for him.
“The same thing happened to me at Spurs, I signed when there were already three strikers there and you can never really find your feet, you never really get the opportunity.
“For himself, he’s probably thinking it’s for the best. Mourinho would probably agree with him – go somewhere else, start again and rebuild.”
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I believe letting Foyth go would be a mistake as I am still convinced he can succeed at right-back or even defensive midfield if Mourinho doesn’t see him as a centre-back. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if the club moves him on this summer as it is clear that we need to sell players to raise funds for our transfer targets.
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