Report: Villarreal interested in buying Juan Foyth from Tottenham, but Spurs want loan
the forward rumors have been thick and fast this summer (which is normal) but also a little weird (which, frankly, is also quite normal). One of the actors regularly linked to a departure from Tottenham Hotspur is Argentina defender Juan Foyth, who has slipped down the central defense pecking order since Jose Mourinho took over. Now the latest rumor has it that La Liga club Villarreal are interested in Foyth, according to Spanish daily AS.
AS isn’t a source we turn to on a regular basis when it comes to reliable transfer rumors, but in this case it seems like another one of those lousy good reporter situations as the fan suggests. of Spurs and Spanish football writer Andrew Gaffney.
Arguably the Foyth-Villarreal link comes from the most trusted voice of the yellow submarines (@javimatagil). Spurs would prefer to loan Foyth while Villarreal want a permanent deal. The final decision rests with Mourinho. #thfchttps://t.co/QoCV9Iq8vB
– Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) September 8, 2020
The report says the Yellow Submarine have been stalking Foyth since he was still a young player at Estudiantes de Plata in Argentina, and they want to sign him permanently, but Tottenham are reluctant to let him go on anything other than a loan.
Earlier reports have suggested that Spurs will accept offers of £ 15million for Foyth, so considering that he doesn’t really appear to be in Mourinho’s plans for Tottenham who are awaiting a loan is a bit odd. That will double if the rumors that Spurs have to sell to buy are also correct. I guess a loan offer is a response to Villarreal’s interest that doesn’t come close to the price Tottenham requires for a full sale, and that if Villarreal or another club can earn more dough, Daniel Levy could be more willing to let Foyth go.
Looks like there have been a number of clubs sniffing after Foyth, but few that have been able to match the price Spurs is asking. We’ll see if that holds up as the transfer window progresses… there are certainly enough games early in the season for Foyth to get a few minutes in central defense and some time in the window.