Jose Mourinho rules out January exit for defender

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has ruled out any prospect of Juan Foyth leaving Tottenham Hotspur in January.

The 21-year-old suffered an ankle injury during the Audi Cup victory against Bayern Munich in pre-season which ruled him out of action until appearing as a substitute in the 5-0 win against Red Star Belgrade at the end of October (transfermarkt).

Foyth has only started one match since Mourinho took charge of the North London club when he partnered Toby Alderweireld in the 3-1 defeat to Bayern last Wednesday.

Mourinho admitted after the match that he was impressed with the Argentine’s performance at the Allianz Arena having claimed that he learned more about the defender in ninety minutes than he had in two or three weeks on the training field (Football.London).

Following Jan Vertonghen’s late winner against Wolves, Mourinho threw on Foyth and Harry Winks for the final minute to try and preserve their lead.

Reports last week had claimed that Foyth was considering a January exit due to a lack of game time after struggling for first-team action (The Athletic).  

Mourinho told Sky Sports: “At the moment, the players that went to Munich with us are part of our squad, so I don’t think there will be many doors open for players to get out on loan,” 

“If you want to be more direct like some media that was saying Foyth was one of them – I can kill it now. No chance.

“If you want to speak about some of the other younger players, let’s analyse the situation. We will make the best decisions (on loans) for the players and for us too.”

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