Report: Villarreal set to grant Juan Foyth loan

Juan Foyth was one of Tottenham Hotspur players who have been linked with an exit from the club this summer, and it looks like he is now set to move. According to Javier Mata in AS, Spurs and Villarreal in advanced negotiations to send Foyth to La Liga for the rest of the season.

AS is not the most reputable outlet in the Spanish media, but Mata is known to be a solid journalist with good sources, especially when it comes to the Yellow Submarine. Mata reports that other Spanish clubs such as Real Sociadad and Valencia are also interested, but Foyth’s first choice is Villarreal.

The deal is reportedly a loan, but negotiations continue to see if there will be a call option or (likely Tottenham’s preference) an obligation to buy. There was no word on the loan fees. Villarreal would likely need to sell a player or two to make room for Foyth on his squad.

Foyth is clearly not in Jose Mourinho’s plans, given he hasn’t played at all this season and Spurs are actively trying to bring in Milan Skriniar. It’s probably better for everyone if they’ve moved on, and if no one wants them all the time, then a loan is the best solution. Villarreal would probably be a good place to land for him as a young center-back, and getting some sort of pay for him could help Spurs push some of their other new entrants to the line.

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