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REPORT: Tottenham Hotspur Defender Juan Foyth Expected to Join Villarreal

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth is set to join Villarreal on loan with an option to buy, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Argentinian centre-back is said to have chosen to join Unai Emery’s side in Spain over a host of clubs in Italy. He is also said to have rejected advances from two unnamed sides.

Tottenham Hotspur Defender Juan Foyth Expected to Join Villarreal

Details of the Deal

Unai Emery’s side are set to cover all of the player’s salary as part of the agreement and could sign Foyth on a permanent deal with a €15 million obligation to buy.

Spanish football outlet Mundo Deportivo claimed Leeds United saw a £25 million bid rejected for Foyth earlier in the summer.

With Toby Alderweireld signing a contract extension and Spurs in talks with Inter Milan to bring Milan Skriniar to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it appears there is no room for the 22-year old defender.

If Skriniar was to sign from the Italian side, it would give Jose Mourinho a wealth of defensive options: Davinson Sanchez, a product of the grand Ajax academy, and Eric Dier along with 31-year old Alderweireld and young star Japhet Tanganga; all of whom were given more playing time than Foyth.

The young Argentinian centre-back has struggled for game time under Mourinho, failing to nail down a regular spot. He made only seven appearances last season across all competitions, with just 32 since he arrived from Estudiantes in 2017.

Mourinho and Tottenham have had a great transfer window, resigning Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid, whilst also beating Manchester United to in-demand left-back Sergio Reguilon. The experienced Portuguese manager has gone one step better than his predecessors by signing cover for star striker Harry Kane.

Carlos Vinicius has joined Mourinho’s side from Benfica on an initial loan for €3 million. Spurs do have the option to make the move permanent next summer for €45 million.


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