Report: Tottenham agree to sell Pochettino signing for £5m profit
Tottenham will be losing Juan Foyth this summer after Villarreal activated their option to bring the Argentinian over on a full-time basis.
Foyth was excellent for Unai Emery’s men last season as they won the Europa League. The Yellow Submarine winning out on penalties against Manchester United.
The former Edstudiantes man never quite got going with Spurs. He was frozen out under Jose Mourinho, but excelled in his spell with Villarreal.
This was also confirmed by Spurs shortly before this article was published.
It is believed the Spanish side will pay around £13m for Foyth. That represents a profit for Spurs of around £5m, given he arrived at the club for £8m back in 2017.
Maurico Pochettino brought Foyth to the club but even under him, the defender barely got much playing time. The 23-year-old made just the 32 appearances overall for Spurs during his time with the club.
Tottenham agree to sell Foyth but could live to regret it
Most Spurs fans probably won’t be overly fussed about losing Foyth. But in the long-term, it could bit the club on the backside.
Foyth was excellent for Villarreal and you don’t win a Europa League without having something about you. Why he wasn’t given a chance under Pochettino and then Mourinho is a bit of a mystery. Although, Mourinho did previously suggest it was a case of wrong place, wrong time, for the defender.
Around £13m isn’t a bad fee for the 23-year-old. But Spurs need to ensure they put that money back into the first XI and put it in wisely.
If Foyth has another excellent season and Spurs fail again, then fans will question the logic of selling him. Daniel Levy, then, faces a big summer of getting his transfer calls right.
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