Argentine outlet El Dia have claimed that Juan Foyth’s exit from Tottenham Hotspur this summer is ‘practically a fact’, and that Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa remains intent on beating Barcelona to his signature.
Foyth, 22, has plummeted down the pecking order since the arrival of Jose Mourinho as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement. Only one Premier League start has followed under Mourinho, and Foyth was hooked at half-time.
That has seen Foyth’s future thrown in doubt at Spurs, with his three-year spell at Spurs potentially set to end – after joining the club in 2017 for £10million (ESPN) from Estudiantes. He has only played 32 times.
The report states that Foyth’s exit is ‘a fact’ with his representatives considering offers. Barcelona’s recent interest has only spurred Bielsa on in his attempts to lure the Argentina international to Elland Road this summer.
TBR’s view – Would Foyth improve Leeds?
Liam Cooper remains the club’s captain and is the kind of central defender that has the heart of a lion, and will put his body on the line for the cause. Alongside him, Bielsa needs a ball-playing centre-back.
Ben White has been sensational for Leeds this season, on loan from Brighton. If the Whites cannot keep the loanee, with some reports claiming his price tag could exceed £20million this summer, then Foyth should be signed.