Juan Foyth is one Spurs player that has struggled to impress Jose Mourinho and it was always a matter of time before he either stepped up or was shipped out of the club.
Despite having him at the club, Spurs are still keen to sign a new centre back in this transfer window, showing that he isn’t what Mourinho wants as a defender.
The club has finally allowed him to move away to get more game time, albeit not before securing his future.
Spurs took to Twitter to confirm that he has left the club and that he will be spending the rest of this season out on-loan at Villarreal.
He was, however, persuaded to sign an extension on his current deal that will keep him as a Spurs player until 2023.
He will be joining the former manager of Arsenal, Unai Emery at the Spanish side and he will hope to get the playing time that his talents deserve.
His move makes it even more important for Spurs to sign a new defender today before the transfer window closes.
They have already lost Jan Vertonghen, who left the club this summer following the expiry of his contract.