Tottenham Hotspur have had very little trouble bringing in new players this summer.
So far, the club have acquired no fewer than five first-team players, signing Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, Matt Doherty from Wolves, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton, and Joe Hart on a free transfer.
It is all in aid of giving manager Jose Mourinho the precise squad he wants and needs to be able to compete for major honours, both domestically and in Europe.
The deals have taken a fair chunk out of the bank but reports suggest there could yet be more signings to come; the club are in talks with Benfica over a loan to buy deal for striker Carlos Vinicius and also hold an interest in Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.
However, there is a flip side.
Mourinho has complained recently of having “too many players”, and it appears that sales will be needed, not just to balance the books but also to bring balance to the squad.
So far, just Kyle Walker-Peters has moved for a fee, joining Southampton in a separate deal to the one that brought Hojbjerg to north London, while Jan Vertonghen left for Benfica on a free transfer and Oliver Skipp and Troy Parrott have been loaned out to Norwich City and Millwall respectively.
Now it appears that another loan deal could be in the offing.
Sport Witness carries a report from RMC Sport, claiming that French club Rennes have entered the fray to sign defender Juan Foyth.
The Ligue 1 side want to sign a centre-back and are interested in taking the Argentine defender on a loan deal this summer.
Foyth is said to be “on the exit path” and it is clear that he isn’t rated by manager Jose Mourinho.
The 22-year-old has not played at all this season and has made just three appearances under the Portuguese’s management.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
It’s time to cut Foyth loose.
The defender clearly isn’t deemed a first-team player by Mourinho, who has not included him in any of his squads thus far this season, including in the Europa League qualifying rounds.
He is 22 and his career is in danger of stagnating if he does not find himself a new club swiftly.
A move abroad, to France, would offer him a fresh chance to impress and the opportunity to put down some roots. If he impresses, the deal could well be made permanent, or he will put himself in the shop window for another club.
It is a no-brainer on every side of the equation and if Rennes firm up their interest, one feels Spurs have to let him go.News Now - Sport News