Tottenham beat PSG last summer for the signature of teenage prodigy Juan Foyth with a deadline day swoop.
The 6ft 3 defender signed for £8m from Argentinian club Estudiantes; Pochettino was a fan of the player, and this was seen as a major coup for The Lilywhites.
He was a member of the Argentina under-20 squad at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and caught the eye of many suitors, but Tottenham won the race for the man.
Most Tottenham fans would be the first to admit that they probably didn’t know the player before he was signed, or at least before the transfer rumour emerged. Nonetheless, that did not stop the club showing their support for the then 19-year-old, identifying him as one for the future that would only develop under the tutelage of Pochettino, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.
This is what the fans had to say:
— Zoe Pearson (@Z_PearsonTHFC) August 30, 2017
— Clare (@chilly_spurs) August 30, 2017
Exciting one for the future, love how he chose to work with Poch and improve over the money at PSG. Will learn from Toby and Jan
— kieran (@kkirschy23) August 30, 2017
Welcome to the greatest club and fans in the world Juan can’t wait to see you player for the mighty spurs soon. COYS
— Paul Kinge (@paulodeyidoo) August 30, 2017
This is def. Juan Foyth the future; Hope he gets a chance to play because I’ve liked what I’ve seen the couple of times I saw him play #COYS
— Arizona Spurs (@ArizonaSpurs) August 30, 2017
He’s Juan Foyth the future
— Tom Riley (@tomriley84) August 30, 2017
I’m from Argentina and I can tell he is an awesome player, one of our greatest young talents, hope he can develop well! Enjoy him
— Riber golosina (@RRdlS) August 31, 2017
Welcome, and respect for avoiding PSG
— David Mercatali (@DavidMercatali) August 30, 2017
However, one year later, he has failed to make an impact at the club and struggled for game time last season. He never featured in the Premier League, and was relied on as a cup player, appearing in the FA Cup, League Cup, and the Champions League.
He is carrying an injury this season, which has limited his playing time, but there is expectation that this could be the season where he features slightly more. With many Tottenham players needing to be rotated over the course of the season due to their World Cup, and The Lilywhites failing to bring anyone new in over the summer, Pochettino may turn to his compatriot at some point.
At only 20-years-old there is obviously a huge amount to come from the Argentinian, but for now, fans will need to keep on waiting.
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