Date: 19th June 2019 at 11:00am
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Juan Foyth could have an uncertain future at Tottenham if the Lilywhites sign Joachim Andersen this summer. The 21-year-old is already behind Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez in the pecking order under Mauricio Pochettino and would have even more stiff competition for a starting place if the Dane arrived.

Foyth joined Spurs from Estudiantes in 2017 and has gone on to make 25 appearances in all competitions. The Argentine international racked up less than 900 minutes of Premier League football last season, however, which raises doubts about his long-term future. Foyth has three years remaining on his deal, but he was on the periphery in 2018/19 and could be again in 2019/20.

Andersen’s potential arrival would force Pochettino to take action – loaning Foyth out for a season is an option. The £21.5k-per-week defender is still young and has great potential, so he can’t afford to waste another year of development by being on the bench or in the reserves.

Vertonghen and Alderweireld will be out of contract in 2020 and don’t appear to be signing new deals, so Foyth may be in line for a promotion to the starting eleven if he impresses Pochettino next season.

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2 Replies to “Opinion: Danish arrival could see Mauricio Pochettino loan out £21k-per-week Tottenham man”

  • Unlikely especially given Poch gave him a try at right back and he acquitted himself pretty well.

    It would seem likely that both Tripps and Aurier will be off this summer and KWP doesn’t look that close to being a serious first team challenger just yet, so having a flexible promising player like Foyth who can play RCB RB and defensive midfield around will suit Poch far better than him being out on loan.

    I would imagine he would be the first choice cover at RB this coming season assuming we replace Tripps and Aurier with a first choice starter

    Of course we have primarily RCB favouring options in Toby, Foyth, Sanchez and if necessary Dier, but it was noticeable that Poch tried both Toby and Sanchez in the LCB role when Jan was injured and Dier also played there on occasion when he was available. None look anywhere near as comfortable on the left but obviously with more experience players adapt, however one big advantage in bringing in Andersen is though he’s naturally right footed he looks very comfortable playing both lcd and rcb. I would imagine that assuming Toby leaves and Andersen arrives Sanchez will be the regular RCB, Jan will be the regular LCB, Andersen will play either role as first cover but with a view to him stepping into Jan’s Lcb position in time
    I imagine Foyth will see more playing time at rb but will get some games at cb, much like Davies will get a number of games at LB but will find himself occasionally playing a LCB role in a two or three CB system

    Poch loves players that are both flexible and familiar with the team, so the idea of loaning a player like Foyth looks extremely unlikely

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    • Agreed. Poch develops talent and as seen last season Foyth has more than enough quality to be part of this team due his versatility.

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