Promising centre back Juan Foyth had looked all set to join Tottenham Hotspur only a matter of a couple of weeks ago but after failing to agree a fee, Paris Saint-Germain now appear to have sewn up a deal for the 19-year-old.
Estudiantes president and former Argentina international Juan Sebastián Verón confirmed that the clubs have agreed a fee in excess of €10 million and all that remains is for Foyth’s agent to complete his part.
“We already have an agreement between PSG and Estudiantes for Juan,” Verón told Argentine television.
“All that is left is for his representatives to strike a deal.”
Tottenham had reportedly bulked at the price, after suggestions Estudiantes had increased the initial amount allowing Paris Saint-Germain to move swiftly and match El Pincha’s demands.
“Foyth’s sale will be for more than €10 million,” Verón confirmed, having previously admitted that the French clubs offer was “concrete and better than Tottenham’s.”
Despite being primarily one for the future, after a transfer-less window for Spurs so far, frustrations mount in London. Foyth may not have made an instant impact on Mauricio Pochettino’s first eleven but would have been an outstanding development project.
The Argentina Under-20 international only broke into the Estudiantes side this year but his ease with the ball at his feet and timely interventions immediately caught the eye.
Verón admits that Foyth is a talent that is rare to find in youth players: “He has an awareness and judgement that is difficult to find in a boy [of that age].”
Provided there is no hitch between Foyth and his agent, the youngster will continue his career in Paris and link up with compatriots Ángel Di María, Javier Pastore and Giovani Lo Celso.