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Mauricio Pochettino reportedly use Juan Foyth at right back during pre-season

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Mauricio Pochettino reportedly use Juan Foyth at right back during pre-season

Tottenham have just sold Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will play Juan Foyth at right back during his side’s pre-season tour, according to the Daily Mail.

They report that Pochettino is considering not buying a replacement for Kieran Trippier, who joined Atletico Madrid this week, and will play the 21-year-old in the role out in Asia.

He will apparently be fighting for that starting slot with Kyle Walker-Peters, with Serge Aurier also on the transfer list and has already demonstated how keen he is to impress.


Foyth only finished at the Copa America earlier this month but has cut short his honeymoon to make sure he’s on tour with his team-mates and able to grab his chance to shine.

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Foyth filled in at right back towards the end of last season – when Pochettino was perhaps already planning for the departure of Trippier – but it seems it could now be a longer term solution.

That all depends on how the Argentine does on the tour, and while Foyth has played there for his country this summer, it remains to be seen whether he’s a natural fit over the course of a season.

It’s also a big summer for Walker-Peters, who struggled to force his way beyond two more senior options who proved surplus to requirements come the summer and now could find a central defender preferred to him.

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