Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth has been linked to Tottenham Hotspur for most of the summer in a deal that has died and been resurrected more than Beric Dondarrion in Game of Thrones. The on-again, off-again transfer has been held up by various obstacles, most notably by Paris Saint-Germain. It appears that Mauricio Pochettino has convinced the teenager to pack his bags for England as Cielosports are reporting that the deal is done.
Juan Marcos Foyth desde la semana que viene jugará en la Premier League ya que pasado mañana estará firmando su contrato como nuevo jugador de los Spurs, club con el cual quedará ligado por las próximas 5 temporadas.
Ayer se lo vio por última vez con la remera de entrenamiento de Estudiantes y hoy retiró sus pertenencias. Ayer mientras él llevaba a cabo la práctica, su representante Daniel Bolotnicoff, estaba reunido con los dirigentes de Estudiantes en Capital Federal.
Esa cita comenzó a las 10 de la mañana y finalizó pasado el mediodía. Ayer por la tarde se le entregaron todos los papeles pertinentes a la operación al club, y de no mediar imponderables, mañana estará viajando hacia Europa.
Plugging the article into the Google machine summarizes that Foyth packed up his belongings this morning and said goodbye to everyone before hopping a plane to London ahead of a transfer to north London. His representative, Daniel Bolotnicoff, met with the club and it appears that everything is taken care of. The article goes so far as to suggest that the official announcement will come Monday. Given that Spurs have a match tomorrow against Burnley, that makes sense as player transfers are rarely announced on a match day.
The 19-year-old is essentially a lottery ticket of a transfer. He’s only played a handful of minutes (just over 500) at the senior level but is highly regarded by those in charge at Estudiantes. PSG being involved in this also makes it feel like he’s a highly touted prospect. Foyth’s parents, per an article in 90 min and Sports Illustrated, stated that they wanted Tottenham over PSG because they felt he had a better chance at first team football with Spurs. There’s also little doubt that having a fellow Argentine in charge of the squad helped Spurs’ case.
It now appears to be a race between Foyth and PSG fullback Serge Aurier as to who is the third signing of the summer for the club. With less than a week to go in the window, Pochettino promised three to four more signings and it appears he wants to stick to that promise.