Spurs set to move defender on prior to deadline

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Tottenham Hotspur are focusing on shifting their dead wood.

The club have enjoyed an excellent transfer window and have sealed a number of new signings.

Of course, the headline-grabbing acquisitions are the double signings from Real Madrid; Gareth Bale has returned to the club on loan, while Sergio Reguilon has joined on a permanent basis.

In addition to them, Matt Doherty strengthens the side at right-back, Joe Hart comes in as a homegrown back-up goalkeeper, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is a fine defensive midfielder and Carlos Vinicius finally offers an alternative to the overworked Harry Kane.

Manager Jose Mourinho will surely be delighted with the work done to provide him with a squad that is capable of winning trophies, but he has claimed that he has too many players, and wishes to move some on.

It seems that work is more than underway to that end and Juan Foyth is poised to leave before Monday’s transfer deadline.

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Sport Witness carries a report from Calciomercato claiming that the Argentine defender will be heading to Villarreal in Spain.

The Liga club will pay €1.5m (£1.3m) for the loan, and will hold the option to buy him for €15m (£13.5m) plus €3m (£2.7m) in bonuses next summer.

Foyth has barely been involved under Jose Mourinho and has made just three appearances, none of which have come this season.

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The 22-year-old finally seems to be on his way out of the club, however.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

Foyth hasn’t really been good enough for Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino clearly rated him highly – he played 29 times under him – but he has never been anything more than a back-up.

Now is the time to move him on, then.

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Mourinho does not intend to use him and it makes sense to try to strike a deal that will include the possibility of a fee.

If he does end up moving on a permanent deal, Spurs will be making £16.2m plus that £1.3m loan fee; that’s not bad business at all.

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