Noel Whelan insists Tottenham defender Juan Foyth would be a ‘great signing’ for Leeds United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds United striker believes Foyth has vital experience in the Premier League which could make a massive difference.
Last month, the outlet revealed Leeds’ director of football Victor Orta is monitoring the 22-year-old, and Spurs are keen to get rid of him in the transfer market.
Ole claimed last week that the youngster has agreed personal terms with the Peacocks ahead of a season-long loan for next season.
Whelan told football writer Dylan Childs “it is really important we get him in early so he can have somewhat of a preseason with the squad.
“Bielsa had a good relationship with Pochettino at Tottenham as well as Pep Guardiola at Manchester City so that deal was always on the cards.
“He never made it any secret that he was interested in that player but he was needed at Tottenham during that spell.
“Now Pochettino has gone and Mourinho has come in, he is not wanted.
“It would be a great signing. An Argentina international at a great age and he knows what the Premier League is all about. It would be a shrewd bit of business if they can get it done now.
“It would be one body in place for next season if we cannot lure Ben White back to Leeds.”
It is difficult to disagree with Whelan on this one, as a move to Elland Road would be beneficial for all parties involved.
Ever since he arrived at White Hart Lane in 2017, Foyth was considered a prodigy of Mauricio Pochettino, but he has now fallen out of favour with Pochettino’s successor.
He has only played seven times all season, including one sole appearance in the Premier League, and finds himself below the likes of Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld in the pecking order.
Although it is fair to say Foyth has struggled this season, he is clearly an experienced professional, and he impressed Jose Mourinho with his performance during the 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Reports from Argentina suggest Foyth is on his way out the door on a short-term loan, and this could work in Mourinho’s favour, as Tottenham will no doubt benefit if his older compatriot can develop him into a top-class defender.
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