Report: Mauricio Pochettino called Juan Foyth six times in bid to seal Tottenham deal

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in...

Tottenham Hotspur appear to be closing in on another summer signing.

Boca Juniors' forward Dario Benedetto (back) vies for the ball with Estudiantes' goalkeeper Mariano Andujar (C) and defender Juan Foyth during their Argentina First Divsion football match...

According to Argentine publication El Dia, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino telephoned transfer target Juan Foyth at least six times in a bid to convince him to move to North London this summer.

Foyth's countryman allegedly told the centre-back how long he had been tracking his progress and how highly he rated the 19-year-old and that is believed to have swayed the teenager's decision.

Argentina's player Juan Marcos Foyth vies for the ball with Bolivia's player Carlos Abelardo Ribera during their South American Championship U-20 football match at the Olimpico stadium in...

Paris Saint-Germain and Zenit Saint Petersburg are also believed to have wanted Foyth this summer, but Pochettino's intervention allegedly put Tottenham in the box seat.

The El Dia report also claims Foyth will travel to London today to complete his Tottenham move early next week.

That will be more good news for Tottenham fans who had grown restless this summer only to see a late flurry of transfer activity, with Paulo Gazzaniga and Davinson Sanchez secured and at least two more signings expected before Thursday's deadline.

Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Foyth currently plays for Estudiantes and while he has only featured six times for the senior side it his performances for Argentina's youngsters that has brought him into the public eye.

The teenager is expected to sign a five-year contract at Tottenham where he will be competing with Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier for a starting spot in the heart of Spurs' defence.

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