Tottenham round-up: Argentinian signing close; Manchester United in race for youngster; Kane reflects on defeat
According to reports surfacing from Argentina over the past day, young defender Juan Foyth is poised to travel to north London on Monday evening to complete his switch over to Tottenham.
Cielosports understands that the 19-year-old will fly to England to complete the remaining formalities of a move to White Hart Lane in a deal that could set Spurs back around £9million.
The report claims that a bit of a tug-of-war has ensured between the English side and Paris Saint-Germain this summer, with both sides vying for his signature, but Foyth has decided on Tottenham.
It is thought that the possibility of linking up with fellow Argentine Mauricio Pochettino was ultimately the defining factor in his decision, and he appears set to be a Tottenham player by the end of the month.
In other news, Tottenham’s Premier League rivals Manchester United have joined the north London side in a race to sign highly-rated Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon, according to Sky Sports reports.
It details that Jose Mourinho is also showing ‘significant interest’ in the 17-year-old, just six days after Sky Sports reported that Tottenham were considering making a last-ditch move for him this summer.
Sessegnon heavily impressed during his breakthrough season in the Championship, being offered a first professional contract at Fulham, and he was joint top-scorer in the recent Euro Under-19 finals.
But both sides could find their pursuit of the youngster blocked by the Championship club, with Fulham owner Shahid Khan not prepared to let him leave – not even for an offer in the region of £25million.
Aside from the ongoing rumour mill, Tottenham forward Harry Kane has insisted that a number of positives can still be taken from Sunday’s defeat to arch-rivals Chelsea despite leaving with nothing.
Marcos Alonso’s double either side of a Michy Batshuayi own goal ensured that Tottenham’s first match at their new home – Wembley Stadium – ended in defeat, but the England striker was defiant.
Speaking post-match, talkSPORT reports he said: “It is not the result we wanted but we can take a lot of positives from the way that we played.
“We dominated the game and had the better chances first and second half. It is about being clinical. We have to hold our heads high. We played a good game. It was not our day today we have to move on and try and win next week.”
And asked about his apparent August ‘hoodoo’, he responded: “It [not having a league goal in the month of August] is something that is spoken about a lot but I am not too bothered by it.
“I try to play well for the team and play well every game. Sometimes the ball does not go in as it did today off the post and the few chances I had.”
The 24-year-old has never scored a Premier League goal in August, despite coming close when he struck the post yesterday, and he’ll be no doubt looking to rectify that against Burnley next Sunday evening.
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