Tottenham centre-back Juan Foyth has been linked with a sensational loan move to Leeds this summer by Argentine outlet VarskySports – and new manager Marcelo Bielsa must make him his number one target.
Juan Foyth aparece en el radar de Loco Bielsa para reforzar a Leeds a través de un préstamo desde Tottenham. pic.twitter.com/aqMMEuv9Jw
— VarskySports (@VarskySports) June 14, 2018
The 20-year-old joined Spurs for £12million from Argentina side Estudiantes last summer for £12million and has been limited to just eight appearances for his new side.
However, that’s not because manager Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t rate him – far from it.
Poch thinks he is a “great talent” and that his time will come for the north London side.
The talk was that he was going to spend last season grooming him for a central role in the Tottenham defence, however there’s now a feeling that next season might be too soon.
If that’s the case, what better way to continue his development than sending him to work under the manager Poch said was his “football father” – Bielsa.
The legendary former Argentina manager made a sensational move to Leeds this summer and it’s time for him to call in favours from his former “disciple”.
A lot will depend on the role that Pochettino has in mind for Foyth this season, and what happens in the summer with Toby Alderweireld and any incomings.
But, if Pochettino hasn’t got a first-team role earmarked for Foyth then Bielsa must pull out all the stops to land the super-talented Tottenham youngster.
He would be perfect for Leeds and could be a talisman for the new Bielsa era.
With Foyth at the back, a real ball-playing centre-back with a potentially world-class future, and a new striker, hopefully Abel Hernandez, Leeds would have the building blocks for a squad who could finally stake a claim to the Premier League.
That would do Foyth the world of good and both sides would come out winners.
In other Leeds transfer news, they have joined the hunt to sign a 6ft 2in goalkeeper from a Premier League giant.