Tottenham Hotspur: Who is centre-back target Juan Foyth?

The centre-back is practically unheard of in England, so RealSport are telling you everything you need to know about the youngster.

Age: 19

Position: Centre back

Club: Estudiantes

Nationality: Argentina

Cost: £8million


Born on the 12th January 1998 in La Plata, Argentina, Foyth has spent his whole youth career at Estudiantes. He made his first team debut for the club last season and is contracted with the Argentinian outfit until 2019.

Under Nelson Vivas, he played a total of 630 first team minutes spread across seven games for Estudiantes. Foyth managed to help his side keep a very impressive four clean sheets out of his seven appearances.

He was also an ever present in Argentina’s U20 World Cup campaign, putting in impressive performances despite Argentina themselves struggling.

More than a centre-back

It was evident from his very first appearance for Estudiantes that Foyth was a centre back that liked to be on the ball and take risks. So much so he never gave up a goal by playing on the ball, only to make up for his own errors with a brilliant recovery challenges.

Foyth, however, wasn’t fazed and has shown remarkable maturity and composure on a football pitch despite his age.

He is a very good passer and is excellent at dribbling the ball into the midfield. He reads the game well as a defender and although he isn’t the biggest at 5ft 11i, Foyth isn’t afraid of a physical battle.

RealSport verdict: One for the future

He still has a lot to learn, mostly when to dribble past an opponent as the last defender and when not to and would definitely take a period of time to settle in and acclimatise should he move to the Premier League.

However, he has the potential to be a very good ball-playing centre-back and it is easy to see why Spurs seem so keen to sign him up.

Could Foyth replace Toby Alderweireld a few years into the future? Will he make an impact on the first team this season? Let us know in the comments section below.

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