Report: Loan deal reportedly reached for Spurs defender to head to Italy

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report by Italian publication Il Secolo XIX (as relayed by Sport Witness), Sampdoria are attempting to sign Juan Foyth from Spurs before the transfer window shuts tonight.

The report claims that the Serie A club launched a bid to take the defender on loan from Spurs for the remainder of the season and that the Lilywhites have accepted the offer.

Gazzetta dello Sport revealed a couple of days ago that Hellas Verona had contacted Spurs chairman Daniel Levy over a short-term deal for Foyth and made an offer which included an option to buy the defender for around €10m in the summer.

While it was reported that Tottenham rejected that deal, it looks like the club have now accepted Sampdoria’s proposal.

However, the report from Il Secolo XIX does not say if the proposed transfer to the Genoa-based club comes with an option to buy.

Sampdoria are now reportedly negotiating terms with the Argentine defender and if he gives his approval, the deal is expected to be completed before the window closes.

Spurs Web Opinion

Seeing as Foyth seemed unlikely to get a look in under Mourinho, loaning him out wasn’t a bad call as he needs to be playing more football in order to continue his development. However, I really hope the deal doesn’t include an option to buy as I believe we will come to regret selling the Argentine. He undoubtedly has the potential to develop into a top player.

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