Tottenham defender Juan Foyth snubbed a big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain before joining the north London club, according to ESPN.
They report that the Argentine was convinced to join Spurs by his countryman Mauricio Pochettino back in 2017, shunning the riches on offer with the French champions.
He said: “More than anything I decided on Tottenham because there was an Argentinian manager and support team — or they can [at least] speak Spanish — and because it was a club that supported young players a lot.
“Also, I had the chance to talk to Mauricio and he told me I had very good features but that he was going to improve that. He was a defender as well so I thought he might have very good recommendations and advice to give me.”
And Tottenham are now reportedly (Spanish Outlet Sport) looking to convince another player that north London is a better place for him to develop than Paris – Adrien Rabiot.
The Frenchman is in a different situation to Foyth, because the Argentine connection isn’t so important – but there’s something in the fact that Pochettino and Spurs can provide support for developing players that is not in place elsewhere.
And Rabiot would get gametime and guidance which would help him realise his huge potential at Tottenham – just like Foyth has and will continue to do – if he joins the club in the summer.