Report: Estudiantes want sell-on clause and six-month loan back as Juan Foyth's Tottenham transfer draws closer

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on a move for the young Argentine defender.

According to a report from the Times, Tottenham Hotspur will have to agree to two additional factors if they wish to complete their mooted move for Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth this summer.

The 19-year-old is closing in on an £8.5million switch to Spurs, with detailed talks already taking place between the relevant parties.  However, it is now being claimed Foyth's current club do not want to part company with him just yet and wish to take him back for a six-month loan spell.

Tottenham did something similar when they convinced MK Dons to sell Dele Alli and, if they are as impressed with Foyth as reports would have us believe, they should not have an issue agreeing to the request.

The Argentine club are also said to be insisting on a sell-on clause that would see them benefit if Foyth ultimately leaves Tottenham in a big-money move.

Again, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is unlikely to refuse provided the percentage is not too high.

Foyth has impressed for Argentine's under-21 side this year and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be a very big fan.

In an inflated transfer market, the £8.5million being quoted could prove to be a masterstroke if Foyth ultimately fulfils his potential, and his signing could go down in a similar vein to Eric Dier's; a player whose value has sky-rocketed in  the few short years since he swapped Sporting Lisbon for Tottenham.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after the match

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