By Danny Mills

14th Jun, 2021 | 1:48pm

Mills 'surprised' as Foyth agrees Tottenham exit for bargain fee

Danny Mills has admitted he is “surprised” Juan Foyth has been allowed to leave Tottenham for just £13million.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender claimed the Argentine did not have a “fair crack of the whip” at Spurs.

The club confirmed last week (June 11) that Foyth had completed a permanent move for a reported £13million to Villareal after spending the season on loan.

The 23-year-old played 32 times across all competitions last season including starting the Europa League final victory over Manchester United.

At Spurs, he was limited to just 32 games in his three-year spell after arriving as a teenager in the summer of 2017 from Estudiantes.

“It’s not a huge amount of cash,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“When Tottenham need defenders and he’s a good centre-half. Toby Alderweireld is not getting any younger.

“I’m a little bit surprised by that fee and how easy it’s been allowed to go through. Maybe that’s because there isn’t a manager in place at the moment and that’s been forced through from a while ago.

“And Foyth might feel he’s not had a fair crack of the whip at Tottenham. With a deal on the table, he’s probably happy where he is and has said ‘I want to go, no matter what.’ He’s helped to force that move through.”

Of Foyth’s 32 Spurs games, 16 came in the Premier League and only 11 of those were starts.

Jose Mourinho failed to settle on a centre-back partnership during the season but Eric Dier and Alderweireld ended the season in the starting XI under Ryan Mason.

In other news, Tottenham have been tipped to U-turn on a transfer plan after Romano’s “perfect” reveal.