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Suggested Foyth Exit Deal Looking Like A Modern Masterpiece
By Harry Hotspur -

Juan Foyth looks to be off to Villa Real after an utterly unmemorable spell at Tottenham that unbelievably managed to rumble on into its fourth season, with the player managing to have amassed just 16 Premier League appearances in total.

A brief point here – if that’s quite alright – this sort of purchase must now stop. The technique of buying in young, inexpensive talent, with an eye to making a fat profit in the future is a decent enough business model on paper, but Tottenham have achieved nothing with it on grass. Given the sheer the size of the club, the Deloitte listings and the colossal amount of infrastructure investment, this is a practice surely much better suited to the likes of someone like West Ham United.

What was saddening about Foyth, was that this was a player that has arguably learned nothing during his time at Tottenham and so has never shaken off his peripheral status with his national side, Argentina.

If Levy can swing €1.5million, plus a further €15million or so further down the line, then this is a modern masterpiece of a transfer.

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England Mike
England Mike
1 year ago

There have been some odd, to say the least signings , especially those French unknowns who, you sort of knew before they kicked a ball, were nowhere near good enough.
Foyth has had enough time to prove himself and failed, Mourinho doesn’t take long to judge and has made his mind up, so move such players on instead of paying them .

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
1 year ago

Another one of Levy’s infamous cheap punts that consigned the manager of the time to failure, whomever it was. Simply not good enough for our league and has too many sloppy mistakes in him as a CB. Equally as a RB too pedestrian.
Mostly only looked good at international level playing against average teams on a par with a lower league. Not all S. American teams are quality, many on a par with Scotland etc. So was always a risk. I didn’t like the look of him from the word go and said so. Too accident prone, sluggish and with tunnel vision.
No more cheap punts, buy less but buy quality.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

He was a poch recommendation though from his home land.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Only because he was Argentinian and looked promising, but playing in Argentina is different to the PL. Some make the upgrade some don’t. I wish him well for the future.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

Fck foyth and fck poch. Leave the chairman alone now man. He’s come good on his promise. “Another one of Levy’s cheap punts bla bla bla. Struth. You’re gonna have to find someone else to beat down now to make you feel better about yourself

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 year ago

I think it was mentioned in another blog but he still doesn’t look like a Premier League defender – he hasn’t strengthened up very much, which will always make it tougher.

Maybe if you play the same role as Winks and you’re dynamite skilful then you might get away with it, but not a central defender or even a full back.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
1 year ago

I hope that Foyth does go on to develop as a player as it seems Pochettino was not able to develop him in that time. Better suited to international football than the Premier League, much the same as Cameron Carter-Vickers, whose time at Spurs is also hopefully drawing to a close. The time for speculative punts is over.

coys1882
coys1882
1 year ago

The disappointment with Foyth is that he hasn’t improved with coaching. He was a kid with obvious talent when he arrived and the potential to be first class central defender. However, he had two manifest flaws in his game. He had poor defensive instincts/judgment, especially for a CB and he was too slow.

As such, in every game he played, he was a liability, a penalty waiting to happen, or dribbling out of defence, only a casual giveaway from a goal on the counter-attack. It is possible in a less physical, more technical, league, like La Liga, that he might find his niche, in which case Levy will have done well to turn a profit on the boy.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  coys1882

Can’t disagree with that. I think the successive red cards he got probably destroyed his confidence to a degree and he started to second-guess himself. He was also competing to break into a pairing of Verts & Toby or Sanchez who were relatively consistent performers and largely injury -free during Fiyth’s early time at the club. When you’re not getting a decent run of games it can be hard to build that confidence, knowing if you don’t perform when you get the chance you’re going to be dropped.

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago

It’s a shame he hasn’t worked out.I think there is a player there,but for whatever reason he hasn’t kicked on and he certainly doesn’t seem to have learned from his mistakes.The Spanish league might suit him better.

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago

This model is used by Chelsea, city and United. City and Chelsea at one point had 50 players each on loan. Very few of these young players make first team appearances, it’s not about that.

DannyG
DannyG
1 year ago
Reply to  Spurs est1882

I think it’s a little different at Chelsea. They hoover up teenage talent from all over the world for next to nothing in transfer fees. Foyth was bought for £8m or something similar.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
1 year ago
Reply to  DannyG

Yes Levy did used to like a player in the £8-12m bracket didn’t he? We collected them and put them on the shelf, because that’s all most of them were good for.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  Spurs est1882

If it wasn’t football, it would be labelled child trafficking.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Panama Paul

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