Juan Foyth

Juan Foyth confirms Tottenham are negotiating with Estudiantes

Will Juan Foyth be Tottenham’s first signing of the summer?

For a few weeks now, Tottenham have been linked with Estudiantes 19-year-old defender Juan Foyth.

Spurs are right now the only side in the Premier League not have made a summer signing.

The sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City, for a world record fee for a defender, will likely see Tottenham make some moves.

Spurs have been heavily linked with Ross Barkley today and the rumours surrounding Foyth continue to swirl in Argentina.

Juan Foyth confirms Tottenham negotiations

In a new interview with El Dia, Juan Foyth has confirmed that his club Estudiantes are in negotiations with Tottenham.

Foyth was hailed for his Estudiantes performances against Nacional Potosi last week. The Argentine side won 1-0 despite playing in seriously tough conditions, in the Copa Libertadores.

Foyth told El Dia: “I know they are negotiating with Tottenham but I tried to stay focused on the game we were going to play.”

“I do not want to know too much”

On reports he is to travel to Tottenham in the coming hours: “To be honest I do not know… I heard that they are negotiating with Tottenham.”

The 19-year-old added: “But the truth is that I do not know how far they are going to get and if I will finally be transferred… I ask little and I do not want to know too much.”

Foyth looks like a credible signing for Spurs since he is so young and due to Mauricio Pochettino’s links in Argentina.

Were he to sign, Foyth would join up with fellow Argentine Erik Lamela, who is already at Spurs.

But, Estudiantes may be keen on holding onto Foyth for the remainder of the Copa Libertadores, they play the second leg against Nacional Potosi this coming Thursday.

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Related: Updates on Tottenham’s attempts to sign Everton’s Ross Barkley.

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