Report: Out-of-favour Spurs man prefers PL move over returning to his homeland

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Dom Le Roy

According to the latest reports from Argentina, Juan Foyth is not considering a return to his home country this summer off the back of a disappointing season at Tottenham.

Foyth’s future has been subject to plenty of speculation after the defender endured a frustrating season in which he has been frozen out of the first-team picture at Spurs.

The 22-year-old has hardly been handed any opportunities under Jose Mourinho, with the defender admitting his desire to leave the club in order to get regular game time (TNT).

The Argentina international has been linked with moves to the likes of Barcelona  (Mirror), Sampdoria (Calcio Mercato) and newly promoted Leeds United (Argentine journalist Nicolas Bozza).

TYC Sports now claims that the defender has made it clear that he will not be returning to Argentina this summer.

They claim that there is no chance of the former Estudiantes man joining Boca Juniors, despite earlier suggestions to the contrary.

The report suggests that the Spurs man is one of two central defenders that Marcelo Bielsa is considering bringing to Leeds, alongside River Plate’s Martinez Quarta.

It is unclear who Leeds are prioritising among the two Argentine defenders as Bielsa looks to build a backline capable of competing in the top flight next season.

Spurs Web Opinion

I am still of the belief that we will come to regret letting Foyth go permanently as he has the potential to develop into a top defender. Loaning the 22-year-old to Leeds would be the perfect option for us as it will allow the Argentine to play regularly in the Premier League and continue his development. However, it remains to be seen if Leeds would want to do a loan deal without an option to buy.

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