Tottenham Hotspur have been relatively quiet in the transfer window thus far, with no major deals taking place in the white half of North London- whilst their Premier League rivals conclude big business.
Following two fantastic campaigns, there’s a general consensus that Tottenham don’t need to improve their ranks too much and success will come with further experience. However, that’s a dangerous strategy to adopt and Mauricio Pochettino is well aware that new recruits will be needed.
The Daily Mirror states the Lilywhites are pursuing the services of Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth, who could be available for just £10m this summer- handing Spurs a signing that could become a star over the course of the coming years.
Tottenham are already excelling in central-defence, with Belgian duo Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld leading the line, but further additions may be necessary- especially as Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer is relatively unfavoured and has been linked with a move of his own.
Rather crucially, 19-year-old Foyth, who’s managed by former Manchester United man Juan Sebastian Veron, is keen on a move to Europe.
What’s been said?
“I would like to play in Europe, and if something comes up that convinces me and the club I will go.”
“My agent never told me that an offer had arrived from Zenit. I would not go to Russia right now. If I do go it is not because I want to, but rather to help the club out economically.”
Who else is keen?
As well as the aforementioned Zenit St. Petersburg, who seemingly have no chance of completing a move, Foyth has also been linked with Roma, potentially as a replacement for highly-rated defender Kostas Manolas, but he could also reject the advances of the Italian side.
Linking-up with compatriot Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham could be a very wise career move, especially as the former Southampton boss has established a reputation as a manager who’s prepared to give young players an opening in the first-team.