Fourteen months ago, we were covering a genuinely interesting saga as Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint Germain were fighting for the Estudiantes youngster Juan Foyth, who is now of interest to Leeds United.
La Plata newspaper El Dia had daily updates on the situation, as club president Juan Sebastian Verón tried to get the best deal for the promising defender.
The French side fought with Spurs until the last minute, and according to reports from that time, had a very similar offer to the White Hart Lane side’s.
That’s why there was a time when it seemed like Tottenham had lost the race, and the French media even claimed victory on behalf of their side, but a late move landed the player. Some say that it was a phone call from Mauricio Pochettino that convinced his compatriot to move to London.
Now over a year later, things didn’t exactly go as expected. Juan Foyth only had eight appearances for Spurs in his first year, and still hasn’t played this season. That’s why the English press says he should look for a way out in January.
As covered by us this week, Marcelo Bielsa would be interested in taking advantage of the situation and land him at Leeds United in the winter window. The manager is said to be ‘very attentive’.
That sounds like a good plan, especially if we consider that Foyth has been convinced by an Argentine manager before.
Now, would PSG still be interested or would they just watch Foyth going to the Championship? Maybe both the French side and the player himself are wondering if things could have been different had his decision been for Paris instead of London.