How are Bayern Munich hurting Leeds’ development?

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Not your standard sports headline, but Bayern Munich could have an indirect influence on Leeds’ squad for this season.

It has been reported over the past couple of weeks that Leeds United are interest in signing Tottenham’s Juan Foyth on loan for the duration on the 2018/19 season.

With Spurs’ current crop of centre backs including Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, and Cameron Carter-Vickers, this seemed like a wise move for all parties.

Juan Foyth has looked extremely promising, positive, and confident on the ball during his fleeting games, but he has yet to be used for a single minute in the Premier League.

Perhaps the young Argentinian could do with a full season of regular first team football under his belt.

However, it seems as if the fait of this move is well within Bayern Munich’s hands, as they are rumoured to be interested in procuring the signature of Toby Alderweireld on a permanent transfer.

If this sensational last-minute deal was to go through, you would think in the region of £50m-£70m, it would seriously thin Tottenham’s centre back options.

This would therefore all but shut the door on a Foyth loan exit to Leeds.

To complicate it even further, the Alderweireld bid from Bayern could hinge on the sale of their current defensive star Jerome Boateng, who has been linked with an exit for some time this summer.

Should Tottenham let Foyth go on loan? Should they sell Alderweireld? Which would you rather see given game time this season?

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  1. To be honest and sick of continual stories of Alderweireld going then not going and now going again! I don’t get why we don’t want to keep him but I have now lost the will to live on this one. I reckon Brexit is a lot less stressful, Ive had enough!!


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