Kevin Phillips tipped Tottenham to cash in on Juan Foyth and put the funds raised towards future transfer in what promises to be a volatile transfer market.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Sunderland and Aston Villa striker suggested the 22-year-old has fallen behind Japhet Tanganga in the pecking order because of his higher wages.
Tanganga, who is in talks over a new contract, is currently on a mere £1,000 a week.
Foyth, who has still has two years left on his contract, has only featured seven times this season.
As revealed by Football Insider, the Lilywhites are looking to offload the Argentina international this summer for just £8million.
The club accept they will not be able to profit on the centre-back given the current economic crisis and, therefore, will only look to recoup the fee they paid Estudiantes for the defender three years ago.
When asked by Football Insider if £8million was a fair price in the current market, Phillips said: “I quite like Foyth.
“He is a good player but when you have a young player emerging in Tanganga, who is not on the same salary as Foyth, you would probably take whatever money you can get for him now.
“Unfortunately, they have got one coming through that is one of their own. Whatever money they can get for Foyth will help Spurs for future transfers.”
It appears increasingly likely that the 2020/21 Premier League season will be played behind-closed-doors.
Football Insider has learned that such an eventuality would cost Spurs over £100million in gate and matchday revenue and Foyth’s sale could raise invaluable funds.
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