Tottenham Hotspur could welcome back Juan Foyth to the side in the coming weeks, according to a report by Football.London.
It is claimed the Argentina international is expected to return to training in September after sustaining an ankle injury during their pre-season clash against Bayern Munich at the beginning of the month (club’s official website).
Foyth would have missed the opening two games of the season through suspension anyway. H0wever, he will be available for selection once deemed fully-fit.
With Kyle Walker-Peters having incurred an apparent hamstring injury during the defeat to Newcastle United and Serge Aurier seemingly out of the picture at the moment, it would appear as though Foyth’s near-return could not come at a much better time for Spurs.
Understandably, with the North London Derby against Arsenal coming up at the weekend, it would have been a hugely positive thing for Mauricio Pochettino to be able to call upon his fellow countryman for the game, but a close return to action is encouraging enough news.
Walker-Peters has started the season well as the club’s right-back, as the 22-year-old has made an average of 2.7 tackles, one interception and 1.7 clearances in the three Premier League outings so far (WhoScored).
However, there may be an argument that he was only getting his chance whilst Foyth sits out on the sidelines because of the injury and the suspension he carried over from the previous campaign.
The Argentina international managed to make a solid impression for his country in their Copa America tournament over the summer, as he achieved an average of 3.8 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 3.5 clearances in his four matches as three were played at right-back (WhoScored).
In terms of Premier League football, the 21-year-old had figures of 2.6 tackles, 0.8 interceptions and four clearances per game in the 12 fixtures he featured in, whilst he also earned praise for his performance against Manchester City in the right-back role.
As mentioned, it will be pleasing to hear that Foyth is on the verge of returning to action for Tottenham in the near future, although there would be an understandable disappointment that he will miss the North London Derby against Arsenal this weekend.
It will be interesting once the South American and Walker-Peters are both fit and available for selection though, as it will be intriguing to see which player Pochettino will prefer to utilise in the role.
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