Sources: Leeds well placed to move for Tottenham star after major development
Leeds United are well placed to push for Juan Foyth after his agent revealed his plan to quit Tottenham this summer.
This site revealed last week the Londoners are set to listen to offers for the Argentina international defender, 22, in the next transfer window.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club are aware of the availability of Foyth, who has been well known to countryman Marcelo Bielsa since he took over at Elland Road two summers ago.
United have previously had loan enquiries for the centre-back, who can also play at right-back, knocked back by Tottenham.
Former manager Mauricio Pochettino, a protege of Bielsa’s, had been adamant that Foyth should learn his trade at Spurs rather than out on loan.
However, the young Argentina international has not established himself in the first team and is looking to move on.
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His agent Claudio Curti told talkSPORT yesterday that Foyth doesn’t have a future at the north Londoners and will hold talks with the club imminently about finding a new team this summer.
Leeds could make a move for him when the window opens if they secure promotion to the Premier League.
Bielsa is likely to be in the market for at least two senior centre-backs, with Ben White set to return to Brighton when his loan expires at the end of the campaign.
Tottenham had high hopes for Foyth when he was signed in the summer of 2017.
He has gone on to earn 10 senior Argentina caps while at the club but has made just 32 appearances for the Londoners in three seasons.
Foyth has made little impression since Jose Mourinho took over and has not even made a matchday squad since the turn of the year.
In other Leeds United news, the club are well placed to sign Premier League centre-forward for bargain fee after £19million January deal agreed.