Leeds preparing £15m bid to lure talented Tottenham centre-back

Date published: Tuesday 28th July 2020 7:51

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Leeds United are reportedly set to make a £15million bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth this summer.

A report in The Sun says Marcelo Bielsa believes the Argentine would strengthen his backline and be a perfect replacement for Ben White.

White is heading back to parent club Brighton after an outstanding campaign at Elland Road.

Leeds have not completely given up on a permanent deal for the 22-year-old. However, White appeared to signal that he will not be playing for Leeds next season after posting a farewell message on Tuesday.

That will leave a potentialy big hole for Bielsa to fill. And it seems that Foyth is the man he wants to fill it, as Leeds look to make a big splash in the summer transfer window. It makes sense though, as if you get more information on betting odds and how they work you will see Leeds are currently tipped for the drop – but this is before they go on their spending spree.

The versatile centre-back, who can also play right-back, has openly admitted that he is looking for a move this summer.

Foyth, 22, earned regular game time under compatriot Mauricio Pochettino, but hasn’t been so lucky with Jose Mourinho.

The former Estudiantes youngster has not played for Spurs since being hauled off at half-time against Norwich back in December.

Injuries have played a major part in that absence, but it would appear that Mourinho does not rate the player.

The report adds that an offer of around £15m would tempt Spurs into a sale. As they look to raise funds for new recruits.

Foyth is very much viewed as an untapped talent that Bielsa could get the best out of, if a move did materialise.

 

LEEDS BATTLING SIX SERIE A CLUBS FOR STUTTGART HOTSHOT

Leeds are reportedly in a fight with six Serie A clubs in the race to sign Stuttgart striker Nicolas Gonzalez.

The Elland Road outfit will be very active in the transfer window after they secured their top-flight return.

It would appear that a new frontman is their top priority. With the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani already linked with the club.

Zlatan, however, is poised to stay in Milan for another year, while Uruguay forward Cavani is closing in on a switch to Benfica.

That has forced Leeds to switch targets and TransferMarkt states that Gonzalez is now the man they want. Read more…

 

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