Opinion: Tottenham selling 22-year-old would be awful decision, doesn’t make sense

Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth’s future at the club has been assessed by Football London, with the media outlet stating the Argentine could be moved on this summer due to his foreign status taking up a place in the club’s Europa League squad.

Spurs will have a number of players join the club and others leave in coming weeks, with Jose Mourinho having his first summer transfer window to shape the Lilywhites contingent.

However, any suggestion that Foyth should and will be one of those to depart Tottenham doesn’t sit well with me.

The Argentine is a Mauricio Pochettino favourite, which won’t please Mourinho, but the versatile South American has the potential to be a regular starter for Spurs.

Foyth has been given a regular run of games for the Argentine national team at right-back and has looked promising in that position for Tottenham when utilised there in the past.

Given that Kyle Walker-Peters is on his way to Southampton and Serge Aurier is so inconsistent, the Argentine could be a good option at right-back should Spurs not strengthen in the position over the summer.

Foyth has made mistakes in his fledgling Tottenham career and most of these have come at centre-half – the South American perhaps needs more first-team football to build footballing intelligence and maturity before playing in this position.

The reasoning of reducing the number of foreign players doesn’t make sense – if Tottenham want to add other non-homegrown player to their Europa League in place of Foyth, do it; but keep him at the club.

With fixtures across four competitions, Tottenham will need more strength in depth in 2020-21.

Having certain players, like Foyth, identified to feature in either the Premier League or the Europa League and not both would be an easy get-around to the issue of foreign players.

While still raw and with room to develop, the Argentine has a bright future ahead of him and Tottenham would be foolish to cash-in on him this summer.