Bielsa wants to bring Foyth to Leeds

According to South American outlet Varsky Sports, new Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa wants to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth on loan this summer.

What’s the story?

Bielsa was confirmed as the new Leeds manager last week, and it is expected to be a busy summer for the 62-year-old.

The Whites ended last season down in 13th position in the Championship table, but there is no question that the club will expect to push for the playoffs in the new campaign.

According to Varsky Sports, Bielsa wants to use his Argentinian connections to secure the signing of Spurs defender Foyth on loan for the 2018-19 campaign.

Bielsa is believed to have a strong relationship with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, which may well place Leeds above other interested parties.

Foyth struggled for football last season following his arrival from Estudiantes, but the Argentina Under-21 international is highly regarded at his current club.

Should Leeds push for a move?

Foyth only actually played nine times for the Estudiantes first team before Tottenham decided to sign him in August 2017.

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The 20-year-old, who is valued at £4.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, made eight first-team appearances for his London club last term, although he failed to appear in the Premier League.

The defender showed enough in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Champions League, however, to suggest that he will develop into an impressive centre-back in the coming years.

Standing at 6ft 3in, there is no question that Foyth has the physical attributes to deal with Championship football, and it would be some scalp for Leeds if they managed to pull off the deal.

The Leeds fans, meanwhile, are absolutely desperate for the move to occur ahead of what could be an exciting season for the club.

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