Michael Brown insists that Leeds United are facing a transfer dilemma as they set their sights on a potential raid for Tottenham defender Juan Foyth.
The former Leeds and Tottenham midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that the Whites cannot plan for any sort of transfer deals with the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
While he admits the 10-cap international would be a good signing for Marcelo Bielsa’s men, Brown insists the club face a real issue when it comes to new signings due to the financial chaos in football.
Asked about Leeds’ interest in the Argentinian, Brown told Football Insider: “Yeah, he’s a really good player. For an international of his quality, would any club want him, would they be interested in him? I’m sure they would be.
“What you’ve got look at is what finances are going to come through your door? Until you’ve got a budget, you can’t allow for anybody.
“It’s almost going to be very difficult to see who’s available and who’s on anyone’s radar at the moment. It just comes down to you’ve got a list of players and how much money have you got?
“It comes down to your targets can increase or they can decrease depending on finances, what pot’s that going to be? We’ve never seen this before, we’ve never seen it so you can say we can go for him and him and him but really it’s a matter of what’s available.”
Foyth has struggled for game time at Tottenham this season, with just seven appearances across all competitions.
His agent revealed last week the defender is looking for a new club this summer and will hold crunch talks over his future with Spurs.
Leeds currently have Liam Cooper, Ben White and Gaetano Berardi as options at centre-back, although the latter is set to be out of contract at the end of the season.
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