Tottenham Hotspur could be set to make the smallest of profits on Juan Foyth, with the seldom-seen centre-back made available for chairman Daniel Levy for £10 million according to Calciomercato.
Three years ago, Spurs invested £8 million to bring one of the most promising young defenders in the game to north London (BBC).
It is fair to say the Premier League giants would have been hoping, heading into the summer of 2020, that Foyth would be ready to step into Jan Vertonghen’s shoes and establish himself as one of the most influential stoppers on English shores.
To say their plan has not exactly worked out, then, would be one hell of an understatement.
Foyth was already struggling for game time under Mauricio Pochettino and the Argentina international has found regular minutes even harder to come by since Jose Mourinho took over the reigns in November.
The 21-year-old has started just one Premier League match all season long.
Even though Vertonghen is due to become a free agent in the summer, while Toby Alderweireld edges towards the autumn of his top-level career, Foyth is still set to be sacrificed.
Calciomercato claims that Levy will listen to offers of as little as £10 million, in the hope that this may drum up interest from the likes of Atalanta, Fiorentina and an AC Milan side looking to replace the ageing Argentine Matteo Musacchio.
While Foyth’s departure would still earn Levy a nice £2 million profit, this is not exactly the way he might have expected his Tottenham career to go.