Leeds United's Marcelo Bielsa could be key to signing Juan Foyth, says Alan Hutton


Marcelo Bielsa will be key if Leeds United are to strike a deal for Juan Foyth this summer, according to Alan Hutton.

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

That has led to reports from reputable Argentine publication El Dia that Leeds could be readying a move.

It claims that Spurs would be open to letting him leave as he searches 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.

Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton believes that the influence of Bielsa could be key in getting this deal done.

He said: “It’s a massive club who are looking like they’re going to be a Premier League team.

“It’s always nice – I’ve had it myself – when you go to a team where the manager knows you or you’re from the same country or whatever, you just feel that little bit safer.

“I think it’s something he needs to go and do, he needs to go and play football. Coming in and out of the Tottenham team is not ideal, he’s looked a bit rash at times and whether that’s just him trying too hard, trying to impress.

“To go somewhere where you’re going to play week in, week out, build your confidence and grow as a player I think is absolutely ideal.” 

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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