Spurs fringe star on collision course with Mourinho after agent speaks out

Date published: Friday 10th January 2020 7:46 - Matthew Briggs

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Tottenham fringe player Juan Foyth is pondering a move away from the club this month, according to his agent.

After just one Premier League start so far this season and two starts in the Champions League the 21-year-old Argentina international is looking for more game time and a January loan move is in the thinking of the defender and his representative Claudio Curti.

“We are evaluating the possibility of going out in the January market,” Curti told Inter Dipendenza via Sport Witness.

“We wait for this week to find clarity with Tottenham.”

That news will not go down well with Mourinho, who hauled the player off at half-time against Norwich, in what has been his only start to date in the league this season.

Foyth had been at fault for the first goal, hesitating and losing possession deep in his own half, allowing Mario Vrancic to open the scoring, and at the break Mourinho had seen enough of the young centre-back and instead introduced Davinson Sanchez.

Two weeks before that Mourinho had insisted that Foyth would not be one of the players allowed to leave the club in January and so the news from Curti will not go down well with the Portuguese coach.

“At the moment, the players that went to Munich with us are part of our squad, so I don’t think there will be many doors open for players to get out on loan,” Mourinho said before Spurs’ trip to Wolves in December.

 

 

“If you want to be more direct like some media that was saying Foyth was one of them – I can kill it now. No chance.

“If you want to speak about some of the other younger players, let’s analyse the situation. We will make the best decisions (on loans) for the players and for us too.

“Foyth was very stable, solid, calm (against Bayern). He played very well. Is he going to start Sunday? No. But I am really happy with his performance.

“[As for whether he can play right-back, that] depends what you want from a right-back. If you want one that plays like [Serge] Aurier then no. Aurier plays like a winger and Juan can’t play as a winger.

“If you want to play more closed inside, more positional, more balance to the team defensively then I think he can [play right-back]. He is intelligent and holds the ball well.”

Foyth has made 30 appearances in total for Tottenham since joining from Estudiantes in 2017.

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