Leeds United won't move for Spurs defender


Juan Foyth looks set to be on the move this summer.

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 United 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.

It has, however, been suggested that Foyth could prioritise a move to La Liga over one to Elland Road, with the Spanish speaking star keen to experience life in Spain.

That could be just as well, according to a transfer update from The Athletic's Phil Hay.

Hay was discussing the Whites' interest in Foyth when he confirmed that the club don't see the defender as a top target.

Asked about Juan Foyth, Phil Hay said: "I’m told that Leeds aren’t massively keen on Foyth.

"They’ve watched him but are looking at others.”

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

While the chances of Leeds United making a move for Juan Foyth seem to be reducing by the day, I still think it'd be a good signing.

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.

The Brighton defender is undoubtedly the number one target for Marcelo Bielsa's side, however a deal could be tricky to pull off.

A number of top clubs are keen on a deal for the defender, while his parent club are also keen to him on the south coast for the new season.

Leeds will be hoping that they can strike a deal based on a successful campaign with the defender this term - particularly if they can finish the job of securing promotion.

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