By Derek Smithson
Tottenham are lining up a second bid for defender Juan Foyth from Argentinian side Estudiantes, according to a repot.
Argentinian outlet Diario Hoy claim that Spurs have seen an opening offer of £5.4million rejected for the 19-year-old.
It is understood that a new improved bid is expected quickly in response from Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they look to get a deal over the line for the teenager.
The report details that Foyth’s representatives are preparing the documents needed for him complete a move to England and that it could go through in the “next few hours”.
Foyth was recently involved in the Argentina squad at the Under-20s World Cup, which was won by Paul Simpson’s England squad.
The centre-back is still a fairly unknown talent and has just five senior appearances under his belt for Argentinian top-flight side Estudiantes.
He usually plays in the centre of defence but also has the versatility to be deployed as a defensive midfielder.
Foyth would need to be granted a work permit to link up with Pochettino’s team and he would be the first signing of the summer for Spurs if he joined.
The north London club have been quiet so far in the window, but have allowed right-back Kyle Walker to complete a move to Premier League rivals Manchester City.
Football Insider verdict:
Spurs fans can trust their manager Pochettino to pick out young talents from homeland Argentina and Foyth is being tipped to have a bright future. The centre-back would find it difficult to force his way into the starting XI if he links up this summer, but could spend a brief period in the Under-23s adjusting to English football. He has shown great promise at youth international level and a move to European football is a great ambition for many South Americans. However, Spurs do also need to be looking at brining in some senior signings to help improve their starting line-up. They are yet to make any improvement and could find themselves with too much work to do late in the window.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they are set to submit a £20million-plus deal for a Champions League winner.