Paris Saint-Germain Enter Race to Sign Tottenham Target Juan Foyth From Estudiantes

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race to sign Tottenham target Juan Foyth from Argentine club Estudiantes.

​The Evening Standard have reported that the Ligue 1 side are prepared to pay the £8m asking price for the 19-year-old defender up front.

Spurs reportedly held discussions with Estudiantes over a potential transfer last week and Foyth was believed to be keen to move to London.

Argentina`s player Milton Valenzuela Foyth vies for the ball with Peru`s player Roberto Siucho during their South American Championship U-20 football match in the Olimpico stadium in Ibarra, Ecuador on January 19, 2017. / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Reports in Argentina have claimed that Tottenham's offer was an initial £5.4m, with a further £2.6m dependant appearances and performance.

The North London club looked favourites to secure Foyth's transfer, but PSG look to have jeopardised the proposed deal.

The Argentina under-20 international has also reportedly attracted interest from Serie A clubs Inter Milan and Roma.

Foyth was part of the Argentina squad at the Under-20 World Cup that were eliminated by eventual winners England.

Argentina's player Juan Marcos Foyth vies for the ball with Brazil's player Felipe Vizeu during their U-20 South American Championship football match at the Olimpico Atahualpa stadium in Quito, Ecuador on February 08, 2017. / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Though he has only made eight appearances for Estudiantes senior team, Tottenham have identified the youngster as a potential star of the future.

Asked about his future destination earlier this month, Foyth said: “I like competitive leagues more than anything. I always watch the English, Italian and Spanish leagues.”

With PSG now considered favourites to secure the signing of Foyth, Spurs boss Pochettino may now be forced to look elsewhere for his first addition of the summer.


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