With Tottenham pushing for Milan Škriniar, it’s been made very clear to a few players in José Mourinho’s squad that the Portuguese won’t be counting on them.
One of those is Juan Foyth, with the Argentine struggling to find game time at Spurs these days, and while the former Manchester United manager could have given him a chance to see if he could help shore up the backline, he decided to turn to the Inter man instead.
This has left the young defender in need of a new landing spot, with Valencia seriously thinking about making a move before the end of the transfer window.
That’s what Cadena COPE are reporting on Monday, claiming the La Liga club’s people are ‘accelerating’ their efforts to recruit a centre-back.
Two players are being looked at, with those being Daniele Rugani and the aforementioned Foyth.
It’s stated Valencia are negotiating ‘with the agents of both footballers’, and they know both would be ready to ‘land at the Mestalla entity’.
Furthermore, ‘they are also talking with their clubs’, and, in both cases, ‘the possibility of a loan with a non-mandatory purchase clause or one based on a series of objectives is being worked on’.
Foyth is seen as the ‘more manageable’ one of the two to get due to Rugani’s wages, but the problem lies ‘in the money that Tottenham would be requesting for his transfer’.
Both players find themselves ‘waiting on how the talks go to end up at Valencia this week’, with the club’s intention being to get one of them.
Something to look at over the next few days, as Levy and co. up their game in the dying embers of the transfer window.