Pundit urges Tottenham to loan out player next season instead of selling him

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Former Leeds United defender, Danny Mills, has urged Tottenham to send Juan Foyth out on loan rather than selling him permanently this summer.

After putting in some impressive displays towards the end of last season and featuring for Argentina in the Copa America last summer, the youngster’s progress has stalled this season.

He has failed to establish himself in the side after recovering from an injury he picked up in pre-season and has hardly had any opportunities under Jose Mourinho.

Multiple reports over the past few weeks have suggested that the Argentine’s time in North London is set to come to an end this summer (Independent and Football Insider).

Foyth himself admitted last month that he may have to leave Spurs in the summer in order to get regular game time (TNT via Sport Witness).

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold suggested recently that Spurs could try the 22-year-old out in defensive midfielder if Mourinho doesn’t see him as a centre back.

Mills believes that selling Foyth would be a hasty decision on Tottenham’s part and that the youngster needs game time to develop.

He told Football Insider: “Foyth needs game time. He has done well at international level but he has not played an awful lot at Spurs.

“To improve as a defender you need games, you need to learn your trade and that will not come in training.

“A loan deal might be a good idea for him. I do not think Tottenham should get rid of him on a permanent basis but to get him out there and get him the experience he needs to improve.

“Then he can come back around Christmas or next season a much better player and ready to compete.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I believe Foyth has tremendous potential and it would be in our best interests to loan him out rather than sell him. However, it is worth keeping in mind that we have to sell players to raise funds for our transfer targets this summer. So, I expect the 22-year-old to be one of the players who are sacrificed.

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