Barcelona are considering a shock move to bring out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth to Camp Nou this summer.
The Argentine showed early promise at the beginning of his Spurs career, but he has since dropped down the pecking order. His first-team chances have been limited even further by the arrival of new coach Jose Mourinho.
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Foyth is desperate to earn some valuable game time at a crucial stage in his young career, and so Tottenham have decided to offer his services out to a number of clubs. And according to The Mirror, Catalan giants Barcelona are prepared to take a chance on the 22-year-old this summer.
La Blaugrana’s interest in the Spurs defender stems from their own centre-back issues, as the Spanish champions are set to offload big earner Samuel Umtiti and starlet Jean-Clair Todibo in an attempt to balance the books for the coming season.
And Foyth could be a cheap and effective alternative for Barça, given he can fill in at both the centre of defence and at right-back if needs be. The former Estudiantes star was highly rated when he arrived at Spurs in 2017, but his reputation has taken a hit in recent months, and he has been restricted to making only four Premier League appearances this season.
Speaking out about his future, the defender admitted that ‘the best thing will be to find another club’ if he is unable to anchor down a spot in the Tottenham backline.
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“You always want to play to feel like a player and feel good. It isn’t easy not to play either. If I am going to have opportunities here, I will be very comfortable. And if they won’t count on me, the best thing will be to find another club.
“I would like to stay in Europe, all leagues have a high level. My wish is to play at the highest level as long as I can. The main thing is to play.”
Could this be the move that kickstarts Foyth’s faltering career?