Who is Tottenham's next signing, Juan Foyth?

Tottenham are set to make one of the least known signings of the transfer window as Sky Sports say that the club are closing in on a deal for Argentine defender Juan Foyth.

Having previously withdrawn from negotiations after Estudiantes manager Juan Sebastian Veron, previously of Chelsea and Manchester United and a former team-mate of Mauricio Pochettino’s, demanded more money, Spurs are now close to sealing a deal.

Who is he?

A 19-year-old central defender, Foyth is one of the most highly rated young defenders in world football. The 6ft1in defender has risen through the ranks of Argentinean youth football rapidly and has recently made his impression at senior level.

Where has he been?

With just six first team appearances under his belt, he hasn’t been around for long. Those have all come for Estudiantes in Argentina as his side have pushed at the top end of the league, with Foyth catching the eye enough to earn 12 caps for Argentina under 20s since his debut in January.

What’s his style of play?

Foyth likes to dribble out from the back, often trying to get on the ball and start attacks from deep. He possesses an impressive passing ability for a central defender and is strong in the tackle, not being afraid to put his foot in where necessary.

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The youngster is also strong in the air, though critics have questioned his concentration at some times and highlighted it as one of very few areas in which he can improve his game.

What would his arrival mean for Tottenham?

Foyth is unlikely to walk straight into the first team at Wembley. He will likely play an understudy role, occasionally stepping in when injuries or suspensions keep the first team regulars out of action. Long term, expect him to be one of the Premier League’s strongest defenders as there are few with such potential in the game.

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