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Could Juan Foyth be the solution if Tottenham sell two right backs this summer?

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Could Juan Foyth be the solution if Tottenham sell two right backs this summer?

Tottenham would look a little short at right back if they sold Serge Aurier and Kieran Trippier this summer.

Tottenham are ready to embark on a summer clearout with as many as eight players up for sale before the transfer window closes, according to the Daily Mail.

Apparently among those surplus to requirements are right backs Serge Aurier and Kieran Trippier, neither of whom set the world alight last season.

While there won’t be many Tottenham fans gutted to lose one or the other, getting rid of both right backs in the same summer may be seen as a touch reckless from Mauricio Pochettino.

 

That’s especially the case given that Kyle Walker-Peters – who is yet to fully convince – would be first choice, with no experienced cover should he suffer a loss of form or get injured.

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That’s where Juan Foyth’s Copa America performances become interesting. The young defender is a centre half by trade but played at right back for his country as they reached the semi-finals, only to be knocked out by eventual winners Brazil.

But Pochettino played him at right back towards the end of the season too – most notably in the 1-0 defeat against Manchester City, where he was trusted to mark Raheem Sterling and did a good job.

The defender, signed for a reported (BBC) £8 million back in 2017, may be the unlikely solution to Tottenham’s right back worries, if both Aurier and Trippier depart this summer.

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