Tottenham win the chase for Juan Foyth
Having signed Davinson Sanchez from Ajax last week, Spurs are set to continue to make waves in the summer transfer market.
Tottenham fans have been reading about Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth for pretty much the whole summer.
At one point, Foyth looked like being Tottenham’s first signing of the summer transfer window, all the way back in early July.
Pochettino convinces Foyth to join Tottenham
Then it looked like PSG had beaten Spurs to Foyth, but last week Tottenham’s move was confirmed by reports in both England and Argentina.
Whilst PSG were interested in Foyth, Mauricio Pochettino has played a key role in bringing the youngster to Spurs and the deal is now very close.
On Tuesday, Argentine newspaper El Dia report that Juan Foyth’s move to Spurs is now very close.
Spurs will pay 13 million euros for Juan Foyth
El Dia report that the paperwork for the transfer of Juan Foyth from Estudiantes to Tottenham will be completed today or tomorrow.
Estudiantes received a key document from Spurs on Monday and the 13 million euro transfer is now very close.
Once the paperwork is finished, Foyth will travel to London on Thursday.
Will Juan Foyth be announced before Spurs v Burnley?
Realistically, Spurs may well be able to announce the signing of Juan Foyth before they play Burnley at Wembley on Sunday.
As it stands, Foyth is continuing to train with Estudiantes until the paperwork is complete.
The 19-year-old defender has emerged as a key player for Estudiantes over the past few months and represented Argentina in the Under-20 World Cup.
Foyth’s signing for Spurs continues the north London club’s links with Argentina. Stretching back to the signings of Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles in 1978.
Of course, Foyth will join up with fellow countrymen Mauricio Pochettino and Erik Lamela at Tottenham.