Tottenham are set to splash some of the proceeds from Kyle Walker’s £50m switch to Man City on £8m-rated Estudiantes centre-back Juan Foyth, with a deal expected to be confirmed in the coming days, according to ​The Times.

Following the departure of Walker, and with reports that Tottenham may also be willing to let Kevin Wimmer depart this summer, Spurs are in the market for young defensive talents and reportedly view the 19-year old as an ideal understudy to Toby Alderweireld.

The Argentina U20 international caught the eye of the North London club after his mature performances in a ball-playing centre-back role for Estudiantes last season as Los Pincharratas finished 3rd in the Argentine Primera División.

Foyth is capable of playing in a number of positions in the back four and much like Eric Dier has adapted comfortably to a defensive midfield role on occasion for the Argentine side.

Estudiantes’ current chairman is none other than Juan Sebastien Veron, and talks between Mauricio Pochettino and his former Argentina teammate over a deal are believed to be at an advanced stage.

Tottenham Hotspur completed their most successful Premier League campaign to date last term, racking up a record 86 points.


Spurs are improving year on year, but with Premier League spending records set to be smashed once again this summer, Spurs will be keen to bring in capable replacements.

Should he sign, the Estudiantes youth graduate’s dynamism and composure on the ball would suit the North Londoners down to the ground.