According to a recent report from Sky Sports, Tottenham are interested in a move for centre back Matthias Ginter. The 25-year-old currently plays his football in the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach and has done so since leaving Borussia Dortmund back in 2017, with his mightily impressive efforts in the German top tier seemingly attracting the interest of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.
And that’s because a recent report from Sky Sports suggests that Tottenham, and indeed North London rivals Arsenal, are eyeing up a possible move for the Germany international in a bid to bolster their centre back options, which could be set for a big change in the coming years given Jan Vertonghen will turn 32 in April, and Toby Alderweireld will be available for just £25 million come the summer.
And while the arrival of Ginter would likely please several Tottenham fans, it could spell seriously bad news for Juan Foyth in his bid to make the grade at the North London outfit.
Ultimately, 21-year-old Foyth made the move to Spurs back in 2017 after beginning his senior career in Argentina with Estudiantes, although he has unsurprisingly found it difficult to dislodge messrs Vertonghen and Alderweireld, and indeed Davinson Sanchez, from Pochettino’s starting eleven.
In fact, the one-time Argentina international has managed just 17 first team appearances for Spurs and only six of those have come in the Premier League, with the young centre back benefiting from injuries earlier this term to earn a sustained run in the side, starting five league games between November and December.
And while there were some good moments in there, not least netting the winner in their 1-0 success at Crystal Palace, there were plenty of nervy moments as well to suggest that he isn’t quite ready to deputise regularly in the Tottenham team, and thus provide Pochettino with the man to take the mantle, alongside Sanchez, in the post-Vertonghen and Alderweireld era.
And with Foyth even now struggling for regular football in North London, he hasn’t featured in the league since Boxing Day, his difficulties will be heightened even more were Germany international Ginter to move to Spurs.
The 25-year-old has impressed greatly in his homeland in recent times at both Dortmund and indeed Monchengladbach, appearing 102 times in all for the former between 2014 and 2017, and 54 times for the latter following his move there 18 months ago.
And with appearances in all but five of Monchengladbach’s 22 Bundesliga clashes this term, missing that quintet as a result of injury, it’s pretty clear just how highly-rated he is in his homeland – one doesn’t earn 23 caps for Germany at senior level if one is not a hugely accomplished player.
Clearly then, Ginter’s arrival would go some way to providing Pochettino with a centre back not only for the present but also the future – he and Sanchez could strike up quite the partnership in the years to come.
But what his arrival could also do is spell seriously bad news for £7.2 million-rated Foyth (as per Transfermarkt) – he is already down the pecking order, let alone were the 25-year-old to also move to North London.
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