Earlier today, we covered a story from Argentine newspaper Olé which brought together some of the information that had been popping up about Juan Foyth last night.
The updates claimed that PSG would have joined the race, offering $1m more than Tottenham, and now taking the lead for the young defender.
Local newspaper El Dia, who have been covering the mini-saga very closely, also brought their take this morning, this time with much more detail.
They claim that until the last week, it sounded like Tottenham had a deal agreed. The initial $10m offered would be enough, but the problem was they wanted to pay $7m upfront and another $3m in bonuses. That’s when Estudiantes president Juan Sebastian Veron slowed the Spurs talks down, started listening to other offers, and Paris Saint Germain showed up.
PSG offered $12m, which put them at the front of the race. Regarding this offer, an unnamed Estudiantes director told El Dia: “We’re close, but not done. We’ll keep listening.”
Real Madrid also made contact a week ago, but are currently behind PSG and Tottenham because they are offering less money. And although the player’s agents are in the Spanish capital, the belief is that Foyth wouldn’t have as much game time there as in England or France.
El Dia also claims there’s a ‘cold war’ going on between club and representatives, because each party has its own interest in the sale. They don’t know where Foyth will end up, but it’s certainly in Europe.