Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth is set to leave north London ‘imminently’, according to reports from Italy.
Leeds United are interested in signing the 22-year-old defender, who was once considered a Mauricio Pochettino prodigy. Foyth has fallen out of favour with his successor as he has featured just twice for Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese took over from Pochettino in November.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, as relayed by Ricky Sacks, both clubs are hoping to reach an agreement of a fee somewhere in the region of £10m-£12m and are confident that they can agree terms for the Argentine in the coming days.
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is keen to bolster his squad as he prepares for the club’s return to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years and it seems that he is one step closer to getting his wish as regards Foyth.
Bielsa feels that his fellow countryman can strengthen his newly-promoted squad and he is keen to sign the versatile player this summer as it is unlikely that the Lilywhites will stand in his way, so the defender could be set to leave north London.
Mourinho wants to replace Foyth with Freiburg’s Robin Koch and the Argentina international is considered surplus to requirements as a result.
Bielsa wants to recruit his compatriot as he believes he can get the best out of him, which is something Mourinho has failed to do so far. The maverick Leeds manager has earned a reputation for turning young talent into top-class players and Daniel Levy may decide to insert either a buy-back or sell-on clause into Foyht’s contract.
The Spurs chairman should sell the Argentine to raise funds for other summer signings after he failed to register a goal or assist in the Premier League last term.
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