Tottenham round-up: Three signings wanted; deal agreed for Argentinian teenager; Wimmer completes Stoke medical
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is expecting a busy few days before the transfer window closes on Thursday evening, claiming that he wants to see a ‘minimum of three players’ join the club.
The north London side have been a bit of a slow burner when it comes to the market so far this summer, only announcing their first arrivals of Paulo Gazzaniga and Davinson Sanchez last week.
However, talking after his side’s disappointing draw against Burnley on Sunday afternoon, the Evening Standard relays that the Argentine has his sights well and truly set on more additions, and he said:
“I am confident of getting a minimum of three players.
“We are working hard to try and add more quality to the squad. There are many rumours and we are working hard. We will see. There are only a few days to the end of the transfer window.”
One of these supposed ‘three’ could be young Argentinian defender Juan Foyth, with reports from Sky Sports on Monday morning suggesting that an agreement has been made to bring him in.
It is understood that Tottenham and Estudiantes – whose chief executive is former Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron – have finally come to an arrangement that’ll see the highly-rated 19-year-old move to north London this summer and become Tottenham’s third new arrival.
Foyth caught the attention of fellow countryman Pochettino during Argentina’s recent Under-20 World Cup campaign, and since then it’s seemingly been a matter of agreeing a fee with Estudiantes’ owners.
With yet another defender seemingly on the verge of coming in to north London this summer transfer window, one is set to leave as Kevin Wimmer has completed a medical at Stoke City today.
According to Sky Sports, the 24-year-old Austrian centre-back has passed his medical ahead of a proposed £15 million switch to the Potters, with the deal expected to be announced on Tuesday.
Wimmer has struggled to dislodge Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier from their defensive roles since arriving from FC Koln in 2015, and the arrival of Sanchez has all-but sealed his fate.
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