Leeds ponder move as Tottenham put Bielsa target up for sale

Date published: Wednesday 2nd September 2020 10:15

Juan Foyth

Leeds have reportedly been given the green light to sign Juan Foyth after Tottenham opted to put the defender up for sale.

Marcelo Bielsa is on the lookout for defensive reinforcements this summer after failing to convince Brighton to sell Ben White. The Seagulls’ stance saw the defender sign a new four-year deal on Tuesday.

Leeds have already brought in Robin Koch from Freiburg for a fee of around £12.7m. But Bielsa and Co still need more defenders. That’s after Gaetano Berardi suffered an ACL tear in their penultimate match of last season.

Two men who have been in their thinking are Rob Holding of Arsenal and Tottenham defender Foyth. Leeds look like they’ve missed out on Holding with Newcastle poised to sign him on loan.

However, their path to Argentine Foyth does now appear clear after he was listed as one of three men available at Tottenham.

As per Sports Lens, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho will listen to offers for the versatile centre-half or right-back.

Foyth joined Spurs in 2017 from Estudiantes. He was a popular figure under Mauricio Pochettino but has found Mourinho harder to convince. It’s reported a fee of around £15m could convince Spurs to sell.

 

Furthermore, Spurs are also willing to cash in on Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier to raise transfer funds for Mourinho.

Ndombele cost Spurs a club-record £54m when arriving from Lyon last summer, but has struggled to settle.

 

Tottenham in talks to sign ‘perfect’ attacker

Tottenham could soon have a new attacker in their squad in the shape of Josh King, amid claims talks have been opened.

The north London side have already brought in experienced stars Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty this summer.

They have also been tipped to sign King’s Cherries teammate Callum Wilson. But a move for King appears to make more sense for Mourinho.

The Norway international can play through the middle or out wide, perfect for Mourinho’s 4-3-3 system.

Wilson, however, would spend the majority of his time at Spurs on the bench behind Harry Kane – if he joined.

 

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