Report: Spurs defender no longer a priority for Premier League side

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Dom Le Roy

Leeds United have cooled their interest in signing Juan Foyth, according to a report from Leeds Live.

Foyth made some real waves towards the end of the 2018/19 season as he started to get more game time for Spurs and impressed for Argentina at right-back during last summer’s Copa America.

The 22-year-old was not able to kick on from that last season and he saw his opportunity to play being considerably limited after the arrival of Jose Mourinho.

Reports have indicated that Foyth is one of a number of fringe players Tottenham are ready to cash-in on as they look to raise funds for their targets (Football.London).

One possible destination that has been suggested for the former Estudiantes player is Leeds United with Tutto Mercato Web reporting last month that the newly-promoted side were close to completing a deal for the defender.

However, Leeds Live now claim that Foyth is no longer a priority for Marcelo Bielsa during this window.

The report claims that the arrival of Robin Koch from Freiburg means that club might reconsider their plans to move for the Spurs defender.

Spurs Web Opinion

I firmly side with the section of Spurs fans who want to see Foyth loaned out rather than sold. Even if he does not make it at Spurs under Mourinho (which I suspect might be the case), we will not be getting anywhere close to his true value if we sell him this summer.

A loan might not only aid his development and potentially make Mourinho reconsider his view of him but we might also be able to fetch a much higher fee for him next summer if he shows what he can do with a full season under his belt.

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