Juan Foyth would be a great loan signing for Leeds this year

Leeds United have to take advantage of Toby Alderweireld’s failed move to Manchester United by making a loan move for young centre-back Juan Foyth.

What’s the story?

The 20-year-old Argentine joined Spurs last summer but was limited to eight cup appearances and hasn’t yet featured in the Premier League.

Leeds were reportedly interested in the young defender earlier this summer but have yet to make a move for the talent, but with clubs still able to make loan signings, Marcelo Bielsa could yet bring him to Elland Road this season.

With Toby Alderweireld close to leaving the club this summer, perhaps Mauricio Pochettino wanted to keep Foyth on his books just in case he needed cover, but now Leeds could take advantage of their surplus of central defenders.

Class addition

Even though Leeds have got off to a flying start in the Championship, Bielsa could do with another central defender to add to Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi.

Foyth has shown in his limited game time in England that he has all the capabilities to become a top-class defender with assurance on the ball and a good reading of the game.

Bielsa should make use of his good friendship with Mauricio Pochettino, who played under El Loco for Argentina, to sign the talented youngster and shore up their defence.