By Derek Smithson

Tottenham are close to securing a deal for defender Juan Foyth from Argentinian club Estudiantes, according to a report.

Sky Sports claim that Spurs are edging nearer to their first signing of the summer and that they are in talks with Estudiantes present Juan Sebastian Veron.

It is understood that they are close to agreeing an £8million deal for the centre-back.

The report details that the 19-year-old is keen on making a move to European football and a move to Spurs would be subject to obtaining a work permit.

Foyth would be expected to go straight into the Under-23s side at the north London club if he joined and is seen as a player in the same mould of senior star Toby Alderweireld.

The teenager is still at the early stages of his career and has just four senior appearances for Argentinian top-flight club Estudiantes.

He could become the first arrival at Spurs of the summer, while they have already lost senior defender Kyle Walker for £50million to Manchester City.

Football Insider verdict:

Spurs really need to step up their movement in the summer window as their main league rivals have already made some considerable improvements to their squad. Pochettino does have a strong group of players at his disposal, but needs to continue adding to stay in contention at the top. Foyth looks an exciting young player and his Argentinian connection means Pochettino can be trusted. However, he is not the marquee signing that is needed and is more a player for the future. He is likely to go straight into the Under-23s set-up and fans have every reason to worry right now.

In other Tottenham transfer news, they are lining up a move for a 25-year-old with a £39.4million release clause.

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