According to Calcio Mercato, Villarreal agreed to pay Tottenham Hotspur around €1.5 million (£1.3m) in order to loan Juan Foyth for the season.
The club confirmed yesterday that the Argentina international had joined the La Liga side on a season-long loan deal.
The move did not come as a surprise to many given that Foyth has not featured for the Lilywhites this season (transfermarkt.com) and has found playing time extremely hard to come by since the arrival of Jose Mourinho.
Alasdair Gold has since confirmed that Villarreal will cover the entirety of the defender’s wages over the course of the loan deal and that the club have an option to buy him permanently next summer.
Calcio Mercato have now shed more light onto the figures involved in the deal.
On top of the €1.5m loan fee, they reveal that Unai Emery’s side will have to pay Spurs an additional €15m (£13.5m) if they wish to land the central defender permanently, along with €3m (£2.7m) in bonuses.
That could bring the total fee for Foyth to €19.5m (£17.6m), which is more than double the £8m Spurs paid to sign the youngster from Estudiantes in 2017.
Spurs Web Opinion
Gold pointed out that the decision on whether to make the move permanent next summer will rest with Foyth himself. Hopefully, he can have a good season at Villarreal and come back and become an important player for us. Despite the profit we will be making on him, I still think £17.6m is not a true reflection of his value as he has the potential to evolve into a top defender.
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