Speaking to Football Insider, Noel Whelan has suggested that Juan Foyth would be a good signing for Leeds United from Tottenham Hotspur.
The Whites have had a successful season this year and it is clear that they are deserving of a place in the Premier League next campaign – as things stand, at least.
How the campaign plays out, if it gets to do so, will reveal itself in time but, at the moment, it’s the Whites and West Brom on course to return to the top flight.
With that said, the summer transfer window could be interesting for both sides and Noel Whelan reckons that Foyth might be a good signing for United, if they could agree a deal with his current side Tottenham.
“Foyth from Tottenham, Bielsa and Pochettino both were asking and talking about him at the time to try get him on loan.
“At the time I think Tottenham needed him because of their right-back situation, suspensions and injuries to their centre-halves, because they started playing three at the back halfway through the season, he was required there.
“He’s someone that Marcelo Bielsa has asked about on numerous occasions so that does not surprise me. As cover, we don’t have enough centre-half cover. If Berardi goes, we’re going to need a player like that and he’s got Premiership experience.
“He’s the right age too, 22, still got time and the best years of his football ahead of him. It would be a good time to nail that player down to Leeds United, he can only get better under Bielsa and at Leeds. Would be a great signing.”
Foyth does have potential but it is hard to see him getting into the Spurs side at the moment and perhaps a move away from the London club would work for him.
Whelan is right, the Whites need extra defensive options and there is an obvious Argentine connection with Bielsa but it remains to be seen if that is enough to bring him to Elland Road and then for him to actually prove a hit.