For Juan Foyth, Villareal will become a new home with the club taking the decision to make the loan deal permanent.
The right-sided defender signs a contract with the Spanish club until 2026.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 11, 2021
Juan Foyth Villareal Loan Deal Made Permanent
Foyth Moves to Spain
Villareal fans will be very happy to see Foyth committed to their club for the future after an impressive loan spell.
🎵 Juanito, we want you to stay! 🎵
Sometimes you get what you ask for! 💛 #FoythSeQueda
— Villarreal CF English (@Eng_Villarreal) June 11, 2021
On the club’s official Twitter account, they revealed a video of ecstatic Villareal fans begging Foyth to stay, after he helped them to win the Europa League this year.
The Yellow Submarine, representing a city of just over 50,000 people, pulled off a shock win against Manchester United in the Europa League final. It went down to a flawless penalty shoot-out which lasted until David de Gea’s penalty kick was saved by Gerónimo Rulli.
Foyth sustained a head injury in the final but was bandaged up, playing on until the 88th minute, where he was replaced by Mario Gaspar.
The 23-year-old made 32 appearances for Villareal over the season, including 16 La Liga appearances and 12 in the Europa League. He has impressed so much, leading to the fans calling for him to stay.
Juan Foyth Villareal Career Begins as Spurs Story Ends
As Foyth excelled at Villareal, Spurs fans were getting excited to see him return to N17. But it will be another case of a good player not finding enough game time at the club, eventually being edged out.
The right-back made a total of 32 appearances for Spurs, scoring one goal- the first of his professional career- against Crystal Palace in November 2018.
When he arrived at the club in August 2017, Foyth was a promising Argentinian defender. His initial appearances were a little shaky, adjusting to the physical demands of the Premier League. But he was always assured on the ball, confident to dribble and play out from the defence.
Despite spending so long at the club he could never hold down a place under Mauricio Pochettino or Jose Mourinho. The belief amongst most fans was that he was a star for the future.
When he was finally allowed sustained first-team action at Villareal he was able to flourish and play at the highest levels. He is a player that Spurs will miss, especially with Serge Aurier pressing for an exit.
The club posted a photo of Foyth on their social media feeds, with a brief message on their website thanking the player for his service.
Tottenham’s manager search is still ongoing, with The Athletic reporting that Spurs are closing in on a deal for Paulo Fonseca. It is likely that the club will also appoint Fabio Paratici as a Director of Football to help steer the ship back in the right direction.
Foyth marks another failed signing in the Levy era, not through his lack of effort but really from a lack of game time.