Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter in response to transfer rumours regarding the future of young defender Juan Foyth, in the hope that the 20-year-old does not seek a return to Argentina after he arrived in north London last summer.
Spurs reportedly beat off competition from PSG last year to secure the services of Foyth from Argentine side Estudiantes, and according to Argentine website Infobae via Football.London, South American side Boca Juniors are lining up a move to bring the promising defender back to his homeland.
Foyth is behind the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez in Mauricio Pochettino's central defensive ranks, and a lack of first team opportunities has apparently given Boca hope that they may be able to lure the youngster back to his native country.
📝 We are delighted to announce that Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract with the Club, which runs until 2023.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 24, 2018
First Team Coaching staff Jesús Pérez, Miguel D’Agostino & Toni Jimenez have also agreed new contracts. 🙌
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Although the move could be beneficial to Foyth in regaining regular action on the pitch and the increased competitive action could be positive for all parties, Tottenham fans hope that he stays at the club, or at least secures a loan move to the Championship.
Such a move would give valuable experience to Foyth in learning to deal with the intense rigours of English football, but it remains to be seen whether such a move and drop in division would appeal to the defender. Here is a selection of what Spurs fans have had to say about the rumours
A loan move will do but to a championship club— Mthimban' Dlamini (@TenMillion11) May 24, 2018
Just keep him without going after De ligt. This guy has been very promising in the few outings he had for us.— Dharaka Weerasinghe (@DharakaW) May 24, 2018
Makes no sense. Spend 60m+ on De Ligt and let go a player who could be worth that with more game time.— Justintrapmag (@JustinTRAPMAG) May 24, 2018
What? We definitely shouldn't be selling him. Only young and can develop at Spurs. Seems like apart from selected few the entire squad is up for sale. Don't need this much turnover of an excellent side.— Daniel Parry (@danielparry153) May 24, 2018
Too bad. I, for Juan, had high hopes for ...Juan. Think he could still make it if he sticks with Poch.— Caterham7 (@GeorgiaUSASpur) May 24, 2018
Spurs fans seem unanimous in their belief in the potential of Foyth and his prospects for having a big future at the club. Whether Mauricio Pochettino sees the youngster as part of his first team plans for next season remains to be seen.