Some Spurs fans on social media believe that Tottenham are going to regret their handling of Juan Foyth after it was confirmed that Villarreal had exercised the option to sign the defender on a permanent basis following his successful loan.
Foyth showed plenty of promise in his first couple of seasons at Tottenham but he fell out of favour at the club after Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm in November 2019.
During his season-long loan spell with the Yellow Submarine, the 23-year-old demonstrated the talent and the versatility that Spurs fans knew he possessed, playing a key role in the club’s road to Europa League glory.
On the back of Foyth’s impressive performances this campaign, it has come as no surprise that Villarreal have activated the €15m (£12.8m) option to land him permanently.
Some Spurs fans on social media were not pleased to hear the news, insisting that Foyth has been completely mismanaged by the club.
What a stupid move from everyone at the club
— JaiP (@JaiP72) June 11, 2021
Annoyingly mismanaged. Needed games to iron out some flaws around decision making etc, yet we never gave him any or loaned him out initially. Technically excellent, can play RB/CB, I think he has a pretty high ceiling and all the makings of a modern day CB https://t.co/8vIQ9xdc8m
— DH (@DHfutbl) June 11, 2021
Good luck Foyrh. There’s a good player in there somewhere, maybe your next manager will actually play you https://t.co/ov8JicjnWL
— Jacob Rogers (@J_R0G) June 11, 2021
Big mistake imo, stupid from the club.
— Sophie England 🏴 (@SophieThfc10) June 11, 2021
Good luck @JuanMFoyth.
You were never really given a chance by Spurs, but I'm glad you took the one that Villarreal offered.
Hopefully you don't have any regrets. https://t.co/uuIQaUDMv2
— Harlow Globetrotter 🏴 🇦🇹 🇳🇱 🇧🇪 (@CheeseRoomHG) June 11, 2021
— Chris Baker (@CDBaker86) June 11, 2021
— 𝗢𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿 (@FootballOllie) June 11, 2021
Definitely thought there was potential for him to turn into a good player – just don't know in what position!
Either way from a business perspective, this is a pretty rubbish deal for us. https://t.co/z9btTOqiTk
— Ollie Davis (@Ollie_Davis) June 11, 2021
we messed this one up
— Stateside Hotspur (@stateside_thfc) June 11, 2021
Good luck @JuanMFoyth! 👊
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) June 11, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
The crucial time for Foyth’s Spurs career was at the start of the 2019-20 season. The defender had an impressive end to the previous campaign and starred for Argentina in Copa America at right-back.
Many expected him to be our starting right-back after Trippier’s departure but an injury at the start of the campaign and the subsequent sacking of Pochettino came at a bad time for the 23-year-old.
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