By George Brooks

Tottenham wonderkid Juan Foyth has been named as one of the best young players in world football, according to a report.

The Argentine was shortlisted at number 56 by FourFourTwo on their list of the 100 best teenagers in the world.

The 19-year-old ball-playing central defender has been compared with Gerrard Pique and John Stones for his composure and skill with the ball.

Spurs signed Foyth on a five-year-deal from Argentine side Estudiantes in the summer for a large sum of almost £12million.

He started out as an attacking midfielder with the Estudiantes academy, before being converted to a centre-back just before he turned 16.

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Foyth established himself as a first-team star for The Rat Stabbers in the Premiera Division, making seven appearances last season.

He has made two appearances for Tottenham this season with both of them coming in the EFL Cup. He made his Spurs debut in the 1-0 win against Barnsley at Wembley, with his neat footwork and precise passing catching the eye.

Foyth has represented Argentina at Under-20 level and was a key member of the Under-20 World Cup and Under-20 South American Championship squads.

He was linked to a number of Europe’s top clubs including PSG and Roma over the summer.

However, Spurs were able to capture his signature, largely thanks to having former Argentina international defender Mauricio Pochettino as their manager.

In other Tottenham news, this Spurs star has admitted he thought his career was done after his injury nightmare.

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