When Tottenham Hotspur signed 19-year-old Juan Foyth for just £8m from Estudiantes back in 2017, it looked to be a real signing for the future (BBC).
However, after three seasons at Spurs, the now 22-year-old has just 30 appearances to his name and has found it tricky to break into Jose Mourinho’s starting XI (Wikipedia).
In fact, the Argentine has arguably fallen even further down the pecking order this summer, despite the exit of Jan Vertonghen. The emergence of Japhet Tanganga and Eric Dier moving back to central defence seems to have made life difficult for Foyth.
It was reported earlier in the transfer window that Leeds United were getting close to securing a deal for the young centre-back, with the newly-promoted side willing to meet a £15m asking price (TuttoMercatoWeb). However, such a move has not yet materialised.
Fabrizio Romano, the journalist and transfer expert, has now claimed that Spurs want €15m in any Foyth sale, although he pointed out certain difficulties.
Romano told the Last Word On Spurs podcast (40 minutes): “I think that for Foyth, it will not be so easy to see him leave for Tottenham because I am told that an Italian club asked for him on loan two or three days ago, it’s a new deal, and Tottenham replied that they are not going to loan him out. They just want to sell him if they get €15m and, in this moment, no one has offered this. So, I think, in this moment, if some club goes with this fee, Juan Foyth can leave the club.”
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