Tottenham sign centre-back Juan Foyth on five-year deal

According to the club’s twitter, the Spurs have finalized the signing of Estudiantes centre-back Juan Foyth on a five-year deal. The transfer fee, though undisclosed, is estimated at around £10 million.

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Juan Foyth’s transfer has been one of the few deals that few would expect to be favorable for Tottenham. The club had been in competition with PSG (who were the first to be rumored targeting Foyth) for now almost a month, and to see the Premier League club sign the defender was a surprise to the eyes of many. Nonetheless, with the deal now complete, Spurs fans will have something to look forward to next month, when Tottenham faces Everton in what could be Foyth’s Premier League debut.

The Estudiantes centre-back had only appeared in seven league games before transferring to Tottenham, though his reputation mainly came from international appearances with youth teams of Argentina. Foyth was called up to play in two international tournaments in the past three months; the South American Youth Football Championship and the U-20 World Cup. Making a name for himself in those two tournaments, Foyth attracted interest from a number of European giants, including PSG and AS Roma. One of the top prospects in Argentina, Juan Foyth comes to Tottenham with everything to prove, though the player has revealed his excitement towards an eventual career in the Premier League.

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When discussing the reasons behind his decision, Foyth said: “I really like this club. I’ve always followed it since I was a boy”. “I really like the league. I’m focused and now I’m going to try to make the most of it. I also know there are many young players in the team at the moment. I think it’s a wonderful project here,” he also mentioned. Foyth’s interest in the Premier League and in European football was also one of the major reasons why he decided to go through with the move. “I think the Premier League is one of the best in the world. It’s my favourite league – fantastic and one-of-a-kind,” he said, before discussing the Champions League. “The same goes of the Champions League. it is one of the most important cup competitions in the world and having the opportunity to play in both competitions would be like nothing else.”

Tottenham fans have not hidden their excitement about the player, who says his style of play ‘is about bringing the ball out and keeping it on the floor.’ He also described his main strengths as ‘being a fast player that could bring a lot to the team,’ whilst adding that he ‘likes individual duels and taking on players’. Only time will tell whether Tottenham was right on this transfer.

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