Noel Whelan has urged Leeds United to sign Juan Foyth as early as possible, describing him as 'a great signing'.
The Tottenham star is reportedly close to completing a deal to move to West Yorkshire on a loan deal for next season after falling out of favour in North London.
While a deal is said to be a long way off completion, Whelan has suggested that Marcelo Bielsa's side move quickly to snap him up in order to help him hit the ground running next term.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said: “It is really important we get him in early so he can have somewhat of a preseason with the squad.
“Bielsa had a good relationship with Pochettino at Tottenham as well as Pep Guardiola at Manchester City so that deal was always on the cards.
“He never made it any secret that he was interested in that player but he was needed at Tottenham during that spell.
“Now Pochettino has gone and Mourinho has come in, he is not wanted.
“It would be a great signing.
"An Argentina international at a great age and he knows what the Premier League is all about. It would be a shrewd bit of business if they can get it done now.
“It would be on body in place for next season if we cannot lure Ben White back to Leeds.”
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.News Now - Sport News