In an interview with El Dia, Tottenham target Juan Foyth has confirmed that negotiations to take him to Tottenham have begun.
Foyth’s current club, Estudiantes, are already said to be in negotiations with the Premier League side over an £8m transfer.
“I know they are negotiating with Tottenham but I tried to stay focused on the game we were going to play,” claimed Foyth after his Copa Libertadores with Estudiantes.
“To be honest I do not know… I heard that they are negotiating with Tottenham.
“But the truth is that I do not know how far they are going to get and if I will finally be transferred… I ask little and I do not want to know too much.”
Foyth had played just five senior matches for his current side in Argentina before he went off to play in the 2017 Under-20 FIFA World Cup, where his performances clearly caught the eye of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The 19-year-old plays at centre-back and is touted as one of Argentina’s hottest young prospects for the future.
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If the young Argentinian does sign for Spurs, then fans can expect a playing style not too dissimilar to that of Manchester City’s John Stones.
In Foyth’s games it is easy to see why he attracts such comparisons as he stands out due to his actions with the ball at his feet.
He is incredibly confident and regularly embarks on dribbles out of his defensive line and into midfield five or more times every game.
He can also comfortable on both feet and and is a fast and confident mover on the ball.
However, Tottenham fans may have to wait a little longer to see the transfer confirmed as Estudiantes may be keen on holding onto Foyth for the remainder of the Copa Libertadores, which could last until August.
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