Chelsea’s have recently announced the signature of German centre-back Antonio Rudiger as a replacement for John Terry.
As a result of the transfer, many sources believe that Tottenham Hotspur’s young Argentine target, Juan Foyth, is now of interest to Roma; HITC understands.
The 19-year-old Argentine wonderkid from Estudiantes has acknowledged that his agent, as well as club chairman and former Blue, Juan Sebastian Veron, have held talks with Tottenham in recent days.
“I know that my agent and (Estudiantes chairman Juan Sebastian) Veron are travelling to speak with Tottenham,” Foyth said in an interview with Goal.
“I am feeling relaxed. I would like to play in Europe, and if something comes up that convinces me and the club I will go.”
The Argentine is rated at £5m and looks like the kind of player Mauricio Pochettino wants, considering his youthful squad development.
But now that Chelsea have signed defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma, the Italian side believe Foyth is a good replacement for the German, jeopardising Spurs’ bid for the Estudiantes player.
With rumours of Eric Dier’s possible departure from the Lilywhites, Pochettino had a strong interest in Juan Foyth to maintain his back three formation displayed in the second half of last season.
Now that Roma are involved in the transfer, Spurs may have to battle it out for the signature of the young Argentine.