It’s pretty much proved to be a painfully slow summer for the Tottenham Hotspur supporters in the Transfer Tavern, with our north London locals yet to see the club move to strengthen their squad.
Indeed, it’s not like they are short of money up there on Hotspur Way, having sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City for over £50m, so it’s fair to say our local Lillywhites are frustrated about their lack of activity. With that in mind, reports from the Sun have proved rather interesting.
They claim the club remain confident of landing Argentine defender Juan Foyth, despite PSG making a larger bid for the 19-year-old. Although the French champions are understood to have offered £9m up front for the Estudiantes starlet, with Spurs said to have offered £6.25m initially, with a further £2.75m in add-ons.
Foyth himself is reportedly eager to move to north London in order to work with compatriot Pochettino, who is thought to be hopeful of sealing a deal, if the player pushes for a move to England rather than France. The switch is now said to depend on whether or not Tottenham can agree a payment plan with Estudiantes, where the club president is former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Juan Veron.
Pochettino has been previously reported to have a close friendship with Veron, so our resident Tottenham fans are hoping that could push through a deal.
While bringing in an Argentine U20 has a replacement for Kyle Walker may not capture the imaginations of too many, we’re back Pochettino’s judgement.
Indeed, while Spurs’ big money signings are yet to truly pay off, the former Southampton coach has proved his ability to nurture young talent over and over again, so perhaps Foyth could prove to be an inspired addition as a replacement for Walker.