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Paul Robinson has said that Tottenham centre-back Juan Foyth is a “top-quality” player and that it would be “sensible business” if Leeds signed him this summer.
Foyth has been consistently linked with a move to Leeds, with Athletic journalist Phil Hay saying he “seems to have become the new Alan Smith or Billy Sharp. Linked in every window. If White goes back to Brighton, they will need another centre-back.”
Foyth, on a reported £21.5k-a-week, has played at right-back and centre-back for Tottenham and the young Argentine was signed by fellow countryman Mauricio Pochettino.
However, it hasn’t worked out for him in north London. He only made seven appearances this season, with three of those in the Champions League.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson thinks that the Argentine connection with Bielsa could help swing the deal. Foyth has already won 10 senior caps for his country.
“It’s come out of the blue,” Robinson said, “but if he is to leave Spurs then the Argentinian connection could work for Leeds.
“I rate him as a player, I think he did well at Spurs. He played a couple of Champions League games when Serge Aurier wasn’t performing and his defensive capabilities and his ability to play right across the backline would make him a decent acquisition.
“He’s a top-quality player and it would seem like very sensible business for Leeds, especially if they can’t sign Ben White on a permanent deal.”
We like Foyth, who seemed to be hand-picked by Pochettino to be the long-term solution at the back for Tottenham, with Toby Alderweireld seemingly on his way out.
Things didn’t go according to that plan though. Alderweireld stayed and Foyth had a shaky couple of games for Tottenham that seemed to put him back in the pecking order.
He hasn’t had much of a chance in north London since Jose Mourinho took over as manager.
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