Will Tottenham use Juan Foyth as Kieran Trippier replacement?

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur (7) celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with Kieran Trippier (R) and Moussa Sissoko (L) during the Premier League match between Cardiff City...

The young Argentine has predominantly played centre-back for Tottenham Hotspur.

Juan Foyth and Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur in action during a training session on March 13, 2019 at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona, Spain.

Tottenham Hotspur might be needing a new right-back as we head into the final two weeks of the transfer window for Premier League clubs.

The North Londoners sold Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid earlier this month, leaving Mauricio Pochettino with only Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters as his only two options.

But could the Tottenham boss wind up using someone else?

Juan Foyth has played right-back for Argentina in the past, and the young South American, an £8 million signing two years ago [The Daily Mail], has told The Standard has suggested that Pochettino might use him there.

 

He said: "The [Argentina] manager called me before the Copa and asked if I could play right-back because he saw he playing there at Tottenham. I said yes.

"The first game I played centre-back but the next three games I played right-back and I felt good.

"But I don't know if this is going to be my position or centre-back this season – I can play both and I like both."

Foyth sounds like he is willing to do a stint at right-back if the Spurs manager asks him to do so.

With Toby Alderweireld looking set to stay in North London, the 21-year-old could struggle for games at centre-back due to Pochettino's existing options - Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez.

And maybe, just maybe, moving to the right-hand side of defence could be the making of young Foyth. The talent is definitely there as a defender, but he needs a lot more experience and perhaps a slight change in role could accommodate that.

Juan Foyth of Spurs celebrates with Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux on November 3, 2018 in...

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