By Harry Sykes
Argentine rising star Juan Foyth is travelling to London today (Sunday) to put the finishing touches to his Tottenham transfer, according to a report.
Argentine outlet El Dia claim that the centre-back, 19, will make the journey to the English capital with his father Ariel Foyth and Daniel Bolotnicof.
It is said they will arrive after Tottenham’s Premier League home clash against Burnley before putting pen to paper tomorrow on a five-year contract that has already been agreed.
El Dia report that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has been key to swinging the deal in his club’s favour and fighting off interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
In up to seven telephone calls with the player, Pochettino made it clear how highly he thought of youngster and the role he envisages for him at White Hart Lane.
It appears that Foyth will become the third south American to sign this summer for Spurs, following new club-record signing Davinson Sanchez and goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
Football Insider verdict:
Foyth is clearly one for the future but, crucially, Pochettino knows his game inside out and is a massive fan. Hailing from the same country as the Spurs boss, Foyth has represented Argentina at Under-20 level and is touted in his homeland as a rising star, with his passing and comfort on the ball two qualities that have really stood out during Spurs’ scouting missions. Some fans might be miffed that Foyth could be part of the first-team set-up this season, while the highly rated Carter-Vickers will not. But the imminent new signing will benefit from working under Pochettino and his staff, who have an excellent track record for developing young talent.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a south American hailed as the next Gerard Pique is to jet in and undergo a Spurs medical after a big-money fee was agreed.