Juan Foyth has posted a heartfelt message to supporters on Instagram after the Argentine defender left Tottenham Hotspur to join La Liga side Villarreal on loan – but confirmed that he hopes to “cross paths” once again.
Foyth, 22, has left Tottenham on loan to join Villarreal after Spurs reportedly offered the former Estudiantes star to the Spanish outfit. Foyth signed a new contract at Tottenham until the summer of 2023 before his move was confirmed.
Under Jose Mourinho, Foyth only managed one Premier League start – coming last December against Norwich City, though he was hooked at half-time in that match. He has not played for Spurs since then, being frozen out by Mourinho.
There is no permanent clause in his loan at Villarreal and he signed a new deal, but Foyth’s Instagram suggests that a permanent exit is possible – claiming that he and Spurs fans could “cross paths” again.
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Yesterday I started a new chapter of my career in Spain and I can’t wait to play my first game with @villarrealcf , but before then I would like to thank the club @spursofficial . Maybe our paths will cross again but now I just would like to say THANK YOU for these three years in London. I really felt at home since the first day, I grew up on and off the pitch and I had the chance to play in one of the most important leagues in the world. Thanks to all my teammates, the coaches and their staff, all the people who work every day at the club and the fans for the amazing support. I wish all the best to all of you for this season! #COYS Ayer empecé una nueva aventura profesional en España con el @villarrealcf y estoy deseando jugar mi primer partido, pero antes quiero agradecer al club @spursofficial . Es posible que nuestros caminos vuelvan a cruzarse pero en este momento quiero solo decir GRACIAS por estos últimos tres años en Londres. Desde el primer momento me sentí como en casa, crecí dentro y fuera de la cancha y tuve la gran oportunidad de jugar en una de las ligas más importantes del mundo. Gracias a todos mis compañeros de equipo, a los entrenadores y al cuerpo técnico, a todas las personas que trabajan en el club y a los hinchas por el apoyo incondicional. Les deseo todo lo mejor para esta temporada! #COYS
TBR’s view – Should Tottenham keep Foyth beyond loan?
Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga and now potentially Joe Rodon will all be above Foyth in the pecking order – especially if the latter signs from Championship side Swansea City.
Foyth is a top player. He offers versatility and he is still young. But he would have to have a stunning season in Spain’s top tier if he is to further his Tottenham career – especially after Mourinho being initially unimpressed with the South American.