Gallery: The five best Argentines to play for Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

The Argentine connection at Tottenham Hotspur is a strong one. Perhaps the most notable Argentine at the club currently is manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Pochettino has arguably transformed the club in his time at the club. Before his arrival, Spurs had continually failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League apart from their appearance in the 2010/11 season.

Failure to qualify for Europe’s elite competition was accompanied by a lack of stability in terms of managers. However, this is not the case anymore, with Pochettino entering his sixth year in North London.

Pochettino isn’t the only Argentine to have a substantial impact on the club. Not a lot of Argentine’s have played for the club, but the few that have made an impact worthy enough to feature on this list.

And if the rumours are true, there could be one other Argentine on his way shortly.

Giovani Lo Celso’s transfer to Tottenham is reportedly ’80 percent” complete according to Estadio Deportivo.

With the potential arrival of Lo Celso, we look at the top five Argentines who have played for Spurs.

Juan Foyth

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Many on this list are current Spurs players. There isn’t a high volume of Argentines who have played for Spurs in the past. Due to this, Juan Foyth can cement his spot on this list.

The 21-year-old is largely admired by his Argentine compatriot Mauricio Pochettino. He was given plenty of match time during the 2018/19 campaign, where he received both high appraisal and negative criticism.

There were some suggestions from fans that Foyth was a bit rash and clumsy at times. But when in form, Foyth certainly lives up to the hype that has built around him.

Foyth is already a regular in the Argentina national team and played during their Copa America campaign in June.

His tenure at Tottenham Hotspur doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon, with the versatile centre back likely to feature several times with the senior team this season.

The departure of Kieran Tripper leaves just Kyle Walker-Peters and Serge Aurier to fill the right-back position. Foyth has experience in the right-back position and could be deployed by Pochettino to play there if desired.

It’s still difficult to say whether Foyth will make his mark at the club due to his age, but the future looks bright for the boy from La Plata, Argentina.

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