Report explains why UEFA squad rules may force Spurs to sell this youngster

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Football.London have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur may have little choice but to sell or loan out Juan Foyth this summer due to UEFA’s squad rules on homegrown players.

The Argentine has hardly featured since Jose Mourinho arrived at Tottenham and reports indicate that he could be on his way out of the club this summer, with Marcelo Bielsa wanting to take him to Leeds (TuttoMercatoWeb).

Foyth has admitted that he would like to stay at Tottenham and fight for his place if he is in Jose Mourinho’s plans (Libero via Football.London).

However, Football.London have now claimed that the former Estudiantes man will not qualify for Spurs’ B list in European competition now that he has turned 22.

Since the defender did not complete three years at Tottenham before his 21st birthday, he also does not qualify as homegrown.

This means that he will have to take up one of the 17 slots reserved for foreign players. However, if Tottenham manage to sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, they will have reportedly already reached the maximum.

Since the North Londoners may not be able to use Foyth in European competitions, it is suggested that they are likely to loan him out or sell him.

Spurs Web Opinion

I expected Foyth to really kick on this season after his impressive showing in the Copa America with Argentine last summer. He has been unlucky not to have got any opportunities to prove himself after his mistake against Norwich. I believe that a loan would be more beneficial for us as he undoubtedly has a lot of potential. However, I believe we are likely to sell him permanently this summer as Jose Mourinho does not seem to rate him.

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