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Report — Tottenham defender Foyth close to loan deal with Sampdoria

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A deal is in place, but Foyth isn’t quite on board yet.

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Since the departure of Mauricio Pochettino and the hiring of Jose Mourinho, the future of young Tottenham Hotspur center back Juan Foyth has been up in the air. He’s gotten a couple of starts under Mourinho, but hasn’t exactly impressed the new gaffer, and has been outside of the squad for a few weeks now. It’s led to rumors that he wants out, and that the club may be trying to offload him.

Now there’s a new report from Il Secolo XIX in Genoa, Italy that states that Spurs have an agreement in place to send Foyth on loan to Sampdoria for the rest of the season.

The report doesn’t say much — just that Sampdoria made a loan offer to Spurs for Foyth and that the offer has been accepted, and now Sampdoria is trying to convince Foyth to agree to the move.

Il Secolo XIX is the local paper in Genoa, and it specifically covers Sampdoria as part of its local beat, which makes this rumor a lot more interesting than if it sprung fully formed from the skull of Sky Sports Italy. It’d probably be a good move for Foyth as it doesn’t look like he’s going to be in Mourinho’s plans going forward. It’s a shame however that things may not work out for Foyth at Spurs — he’s clearly got talent even if it’s a little raw, and he’s the kind of risk-reward young defender that could turn into an outstanding experienced pro in a couple of years.

We’ll let you know if anything further develops here. Anyway, it sure looks like he’s got Juan Foyth out the door. (Try the veal!)