Pundit tips Tottenham to cash in on player this summer thanks to Japhet Tanganga

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Dom Le Roy

Former Sunderland striker, Kevin Phillips, believes that Tottenham are likely to cash in on Juan Foyth this summer as Japhet Tanganga’s emergence has pushed the Argentine further down the pecking order.

Foyth was expected to kick on this season after impressing last summer for Argentina in the Copa America but an injury he picked up in pre-season saw him miss the first few months of action.

The 22-year-old has hardly featured since the arrival of Jose Mourinho and has admitted that he may have to leave North London in order to get game time (TNT via Sport Witness).

Tanganga’s emergence has made it even more difficult for Foyth to get a look in the side, with Mourinho showing a lot of faith in the Spurs academy graduate.

Former Leeds United defender, Danny Mills, has suggested that Tottenham should loan the defender out rather than sell him so that he can pick up some much-needed experience.

However, Phillips believes that he is one of the players Spurs will cash in on as they look to fund moves for their transfer targets.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former Golden Boot winner said: “I quite like Foyth.

“He is a good player but when you have a young player emerging in Tanganga, who is not on the same salary as Foyth, you would probably take whatever money you can get for him now.

“Unfortunately, they have got one coming through that is one of their own. Whatever money they can get for Foyth will help Spurs for future transfers.”

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I believe we will come to regret it if we sell Foyth as we are unlikely to get too much money for him this summer and he has all the attributes to evolve into a top player. However, it is clear that we need to raise some transfer funds and so I expect the defender to be sold.

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