Writing on Twitter, reliable Sky Sport transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has dropped a transfer claim surrounding Tottenham defender Juan Foyth, claiming that ‘the last details’ will be sorted on a season-long loan move to Villarreal – potentially opening up squad space in Daniel Levy’s hunt for a centre-back.
Foyth, who has been tipped for the exit door this season in a bid to get more playing time, will now join the La Liga side on a temporary deal with an option to buy next summer, with the fee expected to be around £13.5m.
The 6ft 2 colossus, who found precious Premier League minutes difficult to come by last season, was seen as one for the future and even earned worthy praise from ex-Lilywhites manager Mauricio Pochettino, who called him ‘quality‘.
Should Foyth be allowed to leave on a permanent deal?
Yes, especially for £13.5m
No, one for the future
A versatile defensive unit, the young Spurs star can play both in the centre-back role and out wide, but given Levy’s hunt for Milan Skriniar or another alternative centre-back to complete a stunning transfer window, he is now surplus to requirements in north London.
As a result, he will join Villarreal for the 2020/21 season and could move there permanently at the end of this agreement, depending on how he fares in La Liga.
This is a good bit of business again by chairman Levy – the £13.5m option to buy could be seen as a real masterstroke given that Foyth only started one top-flight game in 2019/20 (WhoScored).
It also helps the club to recuperate some of their losses after a summer of heavy spending, not to mention the fact that Villarreal will supposedly pay 100% of his salary.
As players start to be trimmed off Jose Mourinho’s squad, this Foyth deal in particular could pay dividends.
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