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Mourinho Tipped To Finally Offload Flatlining Argentinian
By Joe Fish -

Reports in Spain claim that Tottenham have offered Barcelona the chance to sign Juan Foyth, after Jose Mourinho decided the defender is not for him.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Spanish giants are considering Foyth as a cheap utility option in defence, where they are looking to move on Samuel Umtiti, Jean-Clair Todibo and Nelson Semedo to lighten their wage bill.

So Foyth is good enough for Barcelona, but not for Jose Mourinho?

Mundo Deportivo explains that Mourinho is looking for a different type of centre-back. The Portuguese tactician has traditionally favoured physical, experienced and risk-averse defenders; everything that Foyth is not.

Benfica captain Ruben Dias could be his ideal fit, as I expound here:

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Foyth has only played three times under Mourinho and made a goal-costing error on his sole Premier League start in December’s draw with Norwich, trying to dribble the ball out from the back. That’s a no-no for Mourinho.

And, three seasons in, it is time to make a decision on the Argentine. Use him or lose him, and put any funds recouped in Mourinho’s coffers.

Another manager may have the patience to accept Foyth’s mistakes and a greater understanding of what his type of defender can bring to the team. If that manager is Quique Setien, a shock summer deal could be on the cards.

Tags Jean-Clair Todibo Jose Mourinho Juan Foyth Nelson Semedo NewsNow Ruben Dias Samuel Umtit
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Eleventstonedidiots
Eleventstonedidiots
1 year ago

Dear lord the transfer rumours are getting more ridiculous the longer this lockdown goes on!

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago

I’m disappointed if true because I thought there was a player there.But he’s had time to iron out those costly errors and has failed to do so.If he goes to Barca he will probably prove everybody wrong.

Eleventstonedidiots
Eleventstonedidiots
1 year ago
Reply to  Eddie

I agree I’ve always felt theres a player in there. I like his agression and he’s good on the ball but needs to iron out those Serge Aurier moments he’s prone to

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 year ago

Imagine being a Barcelona fan and being linked with Spurs players who have struggled against Norwich and Burnley!

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago

Diaz might be Jose’s preferred choice,but not Levy’s at that price,circa 60-70M.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

No surprise there then, Jose doesn’t like real footballers…

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