Opinion: Ex-Arsenal boss blighting international Tottenham man’s chances of progression

After ambitious recruitment in the summer transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur are blessed with a deep squad and some players have been loaned out as a result.

One of those Spurs men deemed surplus to current requirements by manager Jose Mourinho is Juan Foyth.

The Argentina international is on loan from Tottenham to Villarreal, with the likelihood of regular first-team football slim if he had stayed in North London for 2020-21.

However, with roughly a third of the La Liga campaign played so far, Spurs will not be happy with the bit-part role Foyth is playing at El Madrigal.

The South American is clearly highly rated as he signed a new contract in the summer and it is my opinion that he can be an important player for Tottenham in the future.

However, under former Arsenal manager Unai Emery, Foyth has been limited to one single four-minute cameo from the Villarreal bench in the 0-0 draw at Cadiz back in October.

The Tottenham defender is being kept out of the team at centre-half by Pau Torres and veteran Raul Albiol, while Mario Gaspar occupies the right-back berth – a position the Spurs man has featured in for club and country.

While Tottenham don’t necessarily need Foyth back in North London at the moment, the club will be keen for the South American to receive more regular football.

If the situation does not improve at Villarreal over the next few weeks, Spurs would be wise to search for another temporary loan employer to give the Argentine more time on the pitch in the second half of the season.