Tottenham Hotspur confirm exit of Argentine international

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Tottenham Hotspur are still without an appointed head coach or a confirmed sporting director, but it has been announced that one player has already left the club.

Spurs have revealed that Villarreal have taken up their option to sign Juan Foyth on a permanent basis.

The Daily Telegraph football reporter Mike McGrath took to Twitter to earlier share that Villarreal have paid €15million (£12.8milion) to land the defender.

The Argentine international spent last season on loan with the La Liga outfit last summer after signing a new one-year extension which kept him under contract until the summer of 2023.

Foyth joined Tottenham from Estudiantes in 2017 and broke into the first team under compatriot Mauricio Pochettino, however, he struggled for regular first-team football in Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge, partly due to injury, making just four Premier League appearances (transfermarkt).

The move to Spain has worked out well for the 23-year-old, having helped the Yellow Submarine to win the Europa League and has featured on a regular basis having played 32 times in all competitions (transfermarkt).

SpursWeb Opinion

Given the problems we have at right-back with Serge Aurier wanting to leave and Matt Doherty’s poor first season, it is something of a shame that Foyth will not have the opportunity to try and impress the new manager at Tottenham.

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