Leeds United eye a £13.5m swoop for Argentine defensive ace: Solid addition to the team?

Leeds United are lining up a move for Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth, following their promotion to the Premier League.

Foyth has barely played under manager Jose Mourinho, with his last appearance in a Tottenham shirt coming way back in December.

As per Transfer Market Web, the Whites could make a bid of £13.5 million for the 22-year-old.

Foyth moved to Spurs from Argentine side Estudiantes back in 2017 for a fee of £8 million. The defender’s current contract with the Lilywhites expires in two years’ time.

The Argentine played just 7 times for Spurs n the recently concluded Premier League season, starting just 3 of those 7 games. Foyth suffered a knee injury earlier this year, which ruled him out for the latter half of the season.

Juan Foyth to Tottenham Hotspur – A solid addition to the team?

Leeds United romped to the Championship title, after a few hiccups along the way. Although they have a good side, manager Marcelo Bielsa will want to make key additions in the transfer window, to strengthen the depth of the squad, as well as to replace certain outgoing players.

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The defence is an issue for Bielsa, who will not have the services of Ben White. The defender was a key player for the team in the 2019-20 season. White will return to his parent club Brighton, who have said that they will be keeping him at the Amex Stadium.

This means that Bielsa has to find a partner to play alongside captain Liam Cooper in central defence. Juan Foyth could very well be the man to strengthen the Leeds defence for the 2020-21 season.

The 22-year-old is a versatile player who can play at centre-back or right-back, although it is the former that Bielsa will want him to play in as he has plenty of options at right-back.

Foyth is a good tackler, who is quick to get forward and press opponents to dispossess them. The Argentine executes inch-perfect tackles and harries attackers with his persistence and tenacity.

He is also a good passer out from the back, averaging 48.8 passes per game last season in the league in 12 appearances.

Foyth could be a sensible addition to Bielsa’s team as he is a player that ticks all the boxes that the Leeds manager looks for in defenders, and also possesses some Premier League experience, and is a full Argentina international.

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