Tottenham loanee, Juan Foyth, could make his way back to the club this summer, with Villarreal unlikely to buy him permanently, according to Football.London.
The report, which takes detail from Spanish journalist Paco Polit, claims that the Spanish side are unsure on whether to sign the defender thanks to a number of issues potentially in the way.
Foyth has been in and out of things with Villarreal this season and has, at times, been deployed in a defensive midfield role. But Polit says that the signing of Etienne Capoue might have impacted Foyth’s own future with the club.
“The Capoue singing has changed some of the priorities of the team. I don’t know if Foyth’s development would properly see through if he remains at Villarreal,” Polit told Football.London.
“When he signed he had the chance of becoming a regular starter and if he had consolidated his place and his opportunities when playing for Villarreal maybe it would be different. At this point I don’t think it’s likely that Villarreal will exert that option to buy next summer. I don’t think they will go for that.”
Foyth is under contract with Spurs until 2023, after signing a new deal before he intitially went out on loan to La Liga. Signed by Mauricio Pochettino in 2017, Foyth has never been able to get going in London and has been linked with a move to Leeds.
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There’s little chance of Mourinho simply integrating Foyth back into the team given he’s already sent him on loan in a nod towards him not requiring the defender.
Foyth will probably need to find himself a permanent move and if it’s not Villarreal, then other clubs will probably be willing to take a punt given his pedigree and potential.