Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes that defender Juan Foyth may be looking for a new club due to his lack of action in north London.
The Argentinian centre-back was injured at the start of the season, but has only started one league game since his return to fitness, which was cut short as he was hauled off at half time during Spurs’ 2-2 draw with Norwich City just after Christmas.
Having played no part for the club since, Robinson told Football Insider that the 22-year-old will be frustrated at the little amount of game time he has been offered by Jose Mourinho this season.
He said: “It’s an interesting one because the manager has said he wants to keep him around, he likes what he’s seen in training and he wants to get him more game time. But that didn’t happen, that hasn’t happened and if that is the case then maybe he’s looking to get away. Any footballer who is not playing is going to be frustrated.”
Indeed, Mourinho has recently insisted that there would be ‘no chance’ of Foyth leaving the club in the current transfer window. That would suggest that the defender is in the manager’s plans, but that has yet to become apparent with just three appearances since Mourinho’s arrival nearly two months ago. Meanwhile, Foyth’s agent has previously hinted a move could be possible in order to gain regular football somewhere else.
Given that Foyth is also an option at right-back, it could appear that his chances of a run in the Tottenham side have narrowed further in the past week or so due to the emergence of Japhet Tanganga in the first team.
Therefore, Robinson could well be right in thinking Foyth may be frustrated at Spurs, though the signs are suggesting that those frustrations could continue judging by Mourinho’s comments and his current usage of the young defender.
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