Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth could be set to leave the club in the summer transfer window, that is according to a report from Football Insider.
The centre-back has fallen out of favour at Spurs this season and may, therefore, look to leave in a few months’ time.
As mentioned, Foyth hasn’t been a regular this term and has appeared in just seven games in all competitions. It seems that he has failed to impress new manager Jose Mourinho, with his only starts under the Portuguese coming in a Champions League dead rubber against Bayern Munich and against Norwich City in the Premier League when he was brought off after just 45 minutes (Transfermarkt).
The 22-year-old’s lack of game time has undoubtedly meant that his development has stalled and according to Football Insider, he is likely to push for a transfer away from the club in the summer.
They also suggest that the 11-time Argentina international actually wanted to move on in January, but that Mourinho refused to allow him to leave either on loan or on a permanent deal. But it seems that they would be more willing to do business once the current campaign has come to an end and would sell him if they can get a significant fee.
In truth, it is probably the best thing for all concerned if Foyth does leave Tottenham in the summer transfer window.
Whilst he is still only young and has undoubted potential, his lack of appearances is damaging his progression and he is at a stage of his career where he needs to be playing first-team games on a regular basis.
It seems unlikely that he will get that chance at Spurs. Indeed, he already has Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez ahead of him in the pecking order, whilst it also appears that 20-year-old Japhet Tanganga has now leapfrogged him in the pecking order as he has started in six of their last seven games (Transfermarkt).
So taking all of that into account, it seems like the logical decision is to let him move on. He would go and get the football he needs, whilst the club would probably be able to get a decent fee for him given his age, potential and the fact that he is already a full Argentinian international.
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