Coach reveals Spurs player has been on Leeds manager’s radar since 2017

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Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen Leeds United linked heavily with a move for Juan Foyth.

Football Insider have claimed that the Argentine international has likely played his last game for Tottenham and will be sold this summer.

Foyth’s agent has admitted that he is set to hold crunch talks with the club about the defender’s future (talkSPORT).

Leeds have been backed to make an approach for the 22-year-old if they achieve promotion to the Premier League with Marcelo Bielsa said to be an admirer of the Spurs stopper (Football Insider).

Reports in Argentina have now claimed that Bielsa has been a big fan of Foyth for over three years and wanted to sign him from Estudiantes when he at Lille before Tottenham snapped him up back in the summer of 2017.

Former Lille physical coach Gabriel Macaya, who worked with Bielsa at the Ligue 1 club insisted that Foyth came close to moving to France before agreeing to join Spurs.

Speaking to Argentine publication Infocielo (as relayed by Sport Witness), Macaya, said: “Although I didn’t work with Foyth, I did have to correlate with the professionals who had him in Estudiantes,

“I had to follow him when he played at Pincha, and he was very close to coming to France with us.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Sending Foyth out on loan to Leeds would make a lot of sense for us as he will get regular football for a side that plays a brand of football that will suit him. Bielsa is also likely to use him regularly rather than bench him.

However, I do expect us to sell Foyth permanently, whether it is to Leeds or somewhere abroad, as we need to raise funds for our transfer targets.

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