Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo have claimed Leeds United saw a £25million bid for Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth rejected earlier this summer – with Spurs desperate to keep the Argentina international.
Foyth, 22, has struggled for game time since Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the north London club. He has managed just one Premier League start under the current manager, but was hooked at half-time in a 2-2 draw against Norwich.
The former Estudiantes star has been linked on numerous occasions with Leeds, but the Whites have instead signed Diego Llorente from Real Sociedad and Robin Koch from German outfit Freiburg. That is supposedly after a bid for Foyth, though.
Indeed, the latest report claims Leeds saw an offer of £25million rejected for Foyth earlier this summer, with Spurs looking to keep the versatile defender. He has now been offered on loan to Spanish trio Sociedad, Valencia and Villarreal.
TBR’s view – Foyth is good, but certainly not worth a whopping £25m
There is no doubting that Foyth could be a good addition for a top-tier side. Able to play at right-back or at centre-back, he also offers versatility and under Marcelo Bielsa – he would be playing under a fellow countryman.
Leeds needed to replace Ben White in the summer, who has since signed a new deal with the Seagulls. Foyth would have been a good addition at Leeds, but for a fee in the region of £15million. At £25million, Leeds would have paid way over the odds.