According to a report by AS, as relayed by Sport Witness, La Liga side Villarreal are ‘willing to execute’ the purchase option in Juan Foyth’s loan deal following his performances this season – with all signs now pointing towards a permanent summer exit for the Tottenham youngster.
Foyth’s future not at Tottenham
Foyth has been highly rated by those at Spurs in the past, with manager Jose Mourinho once calling him ‘very solid’ shortly after the manager’s arrival in north London (Evening Standard).
As well as this, ex-Lilywhites boss Mauricio Pochettino was a huge fan – he branded Foyth ‘quality’ during his spell in charge (Sky Sports).
Writing for the Athletic last year, journalist Charlie Eccleshare also dubbed him a ‘very exciting player‘ when speaking in a Q&A – but AS report that Villarreal are now ‘willing’ to execute his loan-to-buy option for around €15 million (£13.02m).
As a result, all signs point towards Mourinho losing Foyth permanently as a result – coming after Tottenham supporters long held the belief he could excel as a defensive midfielder for Spurs (football.london).
Transfer Tavern take
Villarreal boss Unai Emery, speaking to the press last month, candidly admitted that if it were up to him, he would sign Foyth on a permanent basis (AS) – and it looks like he is about to get his wish.
Despite fellow youngster Oliver Skipp coming as a sure-fire choice to fight for a defensive midfield role next season, keeping hold of Foyth could have also been a boost for Mourinho.
Playing more regularly recently, he has averaged an impressive 2.5 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per game in La Liga – all while completing 88.5% of his passes in that time (WhoScored).
News that Foyth is looking likely to leave on a permanent deal comes as an unlikely potential blow, we believe, as his loan spell has helped him develop into a solid player in the Spanish top flight.
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