Coach believes Pochettino signed a rare talent last month in Tottenham new boy Juan Foyth

Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspur and Ike Ugbo of Barnsley battle for possession during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barnsley at Wembley Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth made his debut against Barnsley on Tuesday night.

Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspur and Ike Ugbo of Barnsley battle for possession during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barnsley at Wembley Stadium on...

Estudiantes Under-20 coach Hernan Desio has told Four Four Two that he thinks Tottenham have signed something of a rare talent in defender Juan Foyth.

Spurs took a while to get going in the transfer market, but made all five of their signings last month as Paulo Gazzaniga, Juan Foyth, Davinson Sanchez, Serge Aurier and Fernando Llorente all arrived.

One of the more interesting deals was the move to sign Foyth, with Spurs paying £8million to land the centre back, as reported by BBC Sport.

Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspur and Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during a Tottenham Hotspur training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H match against Borussia Dortmund...

Foyth, 19, emerged as one of the top young talents in Argentina, and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino returned to his native country to snap him up just a day before the transfer deadline in August.

The teenager made just nine appearances for the Estudiantes first team before signing for Spurs, whilst he also impressed at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea this summer.

Now, Foyth will be looking to develop under Pochettino, and he made his Tottenham debut in Tuesday's 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Championship side Barnsley, helping Spurs keep a clean sheet.

Argentina's player Juan Foyth (L) vies for the ball with Venezuela's Ronaldo Chacon during their South American Championship U-20 football match at the Olimpico Atahualpa stadium in Quito...

Spurs fans may not be too familiar with Foyth given his rapid rise from the Estudiantes youth ranks to the Spurs first team, and one Estudiantes coach has raved about the youngster.

Estudiantes Under-20 coach Hernan Desio has told Four Four Two that Foyth is humble and very down to earth, praising him as the type of defender who 'isn't seen very often' anywhere in the world, suggesting that Spurs have landed themselves something of a rare talent for a bargain fee.

“He has always had the humility to name me as the one who put him in the position that he plays today and that speaks volumes about him as a person,” said Gaimaro. “Above everything else and everything that is happening today, he is still very down to earth.”

“Juan is one of those defenders that isn't seen very often in any part of the world,” he added.

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