Leeds United target move for Tottenham starlet Juan Foyth


Leeds United are plotting a surprise summer move for Juan Foyth, according to reputable Argentine publication El Dia.

The Tottenham Hotspur defender is highly-rated in North London but has found regular first team opportunities hard to come by.

The report claims that the 22-year-old could be allowed to leave North London this summer as he looks for more regular first team opportunities.

Whether that's on a permanent deal or a loan switch, it's claimed that Leeds United are one of the clubs who are tracking his progress.

Foyth is a ball-playing centre-back - a position which is integral to Marcelo Bielsa's set-up at Elland Road.

At the moment, Ben White is occupying that role in the defensive line, but with the defender currently on loan from Brighton, there's a big question mark over where he will be playing his football next term.

Leeds United will no doubt be doing all that they can to sign White again next term, but if the Seagulls try to keep their man then they'll have to look at other alternatives.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

A move for Juan Foyth would certainly fit the bill at Elland Road.

The defender is exactly the sort of player who you could see fitting into Marcelo Bielsa's set-up with Leeds United, and that's very encouraging.

Foyth has experience in the Premier League which could be key for Bielsa's side next term, however whether a move can be finalised will be decided in the coming weeks and months.

A lot will depend on the future of Ben White as he certainly looks to be a priority for Leeds United.

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