Report: Club ‘some way off’ from agreeing deal to sign Spurs defender

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Football Insider have revealed that Leeds United are still some way off from securing a deal to sign Tottenham defender Juan Foyth.

Reports over the past couple of months have indicated that Foyth may have played his last game for Spurs and is likely to be sold in the summer.

The defender’s agent has admitted that he will sit down with the club and hold talks at the end of the season (talkSPORT), with the likes of Barcelona (Mirror) and Sampdoria (Calcio Mercato) being touted as potential destinations for the Argentina international.

However, a loan move to Leeds United has emerged as a possibility with Argentine journalist Nicolas Bozza indicating that the North Londoners had agreed to a deal to send the 22-year-old on a season-long road to Elland Road next season.

Football Insider have now offered an update on the transfer, and while they also confirm Marcelo Bielsa’s eagerness to take Foyth to Leeds they reveal that the transfer is some way off from being completed.

The report claims that the Championship side are also in talks to sign Middlesbrough’s Daniel Ayala, and negotiations for the Spaniard is said to be at more of an advanced stage than those for Foyth.

It is suggested that Leeds are likely to land only one of the two central defenders in question.

Spurs Web Opinion

Loaning Foyth out to a Premier League side next season would be the ideal scenario for us as he needs to get game time in the Premier League. However, there are no assurances that the 22-year-old will get game time on loan.

One would presume that he would play under Bielsa but it is unclear if Leeds are looking for a loan deal or a permanent one. I suspect Tottenham might be open to selling the defender permanently if they receive the right offer.

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