Defender Juan Foyth is in the shadows at Tottenham at present and is yet to make a first-team appearance this season, but has received a surprise call-up to the Argentina senior squad.
The uncapped 20-year-old – who earns £18,000-a-week, according to spotrac.com – was named by Argentina in their squad for upcoming fixtures against Iraq and Brazil in this current international break.
Foyth’s season so far has been ruined largely by a thigh injury and he’s been unable to make his first competitive appearance of the campaign as a result.
But the 20-year-old is a highly-rated centre-back that was signed by Mauricio Pochettino last year with a view to the future and that may be sooner than he thinks.
The ball-playing defender is going to improve rapidly from training with the talent in the Argentina side, with world superstar Lionel Messi being the new teammate he can learn the most from.
Spurs’ hectic fixture list means that Foyth’s opportunity may be just around the corner and he’s got the quality to make the most of an opportunity.
The youngster didn’t look out of place in any of his eight matches last season for the North London club and is being tipped for stardom in the future.
Argentina are obviously keen to fast-track him to their side as they see his potential and Spurs will be fully aware of his qualities too.
They will need an eventual replacement for contract rebel Toby Alderweireld and they have a rising star built very much in the same mould that could slot in well alongside either Jan Vertonghen or Davinson Sanchez.