By Kevin Phillips

12th Jun, 2021 | 5:00pm

New Tottenham manager handed major boost after £13m deal agreed - Phillips

Kevin Phillips has hailed Juan Foyth’s £13million Tottenham exit as “good business all round”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former European golden shoe winner suggested the deal will free up transfer funds for the incoming manager.

Foyth spent the recent campaign on loan at Villareal who have now taken up an option to make the deal permanent for a reported £13million fee.

He enjoyed a successful campaign with the La Liga side that ended with them lifting the Europa League trophy after a penalty shoot-out victory over Manchester United in the final.

The Argentine ends his time with Spurs with 32 appearances across all competition to his name, including just 11 Premier League starts.

And Phillips has admitted he felt the versatile defender deserved regular game time with Tottenham.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “I actually like Foyth, thought he was a very good player when he played but he wasn’t really given a good run of games.

“I think it’s good business. The player obviously wanted to go out and get a regular run of games.

“It’s good business all round from Tottenham.

“That obviously frees up a bit of cash for whoever it is that comes in.”

Spurs have been without a manager for over 50 days after Jose Mourinho’s sacking back in April.

After an extensive search, reported yesterday (June 11) the club are close to appointing ex-Roma boss Paulo Fonseca after he was replaced by Mourinho in the Italian capital.

In other news, Tottenham are set to land another huge windfall as a different transfer is agreed.