Villarreal are ‘willing to execute’ the purchase option in Juan Foyth’s loan deal from Tottenham at the end of the season.

That’s according to AS, who say Foyth has ‘convinced’ Villarreal to bring him in on a permanent basis.

The Argentine defender has been on loan with the Spanish club since the summer when he move from Spurs in search of regular playing time.

He’s found that with the La Liga side, with 26 appearances in all competitions to his name so far and a string of impressive performances under his belt.

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Indeed, last month saw Villarreal boss Unai Emery admitting if it were up to him, he would sign the Tottenham man on a permanent basis.

That was followed by Foyth admitting he was enjoying life in Spain as well, setting the groundwork for a transfer in the summer.

That is easy because of a €15m clause in the defender’s loan deal from Tottenham, although reports in Spain indicated that was a price they would struggle to match.

That was followed by claims in England that they had opened negotiations with Spurs to try and bring the fee.

It appears that may have been a little wide of the mark, though, with AS stating that they are ‘willing’ to pay the €15m clause after he ‘convinced’ them with his performances this season.

There is no mention of any attempt to bring that price down, which is in direct opposition to what has been claimed in England.

Whether they activate the clause remains to be seen, but at the moment, all the signs point to Foyth leaving Tottenham permanently in the next few months.