One of the best sagas we covered at Sport Witness was probably the one of Juan Foyth, who moved from Estudiantes to Tottenham Hotspur back in 2017.
There was a specific newspaper from La Plata who covered the transfer from the very beginning, and they were on the money step by step.
Now Juan Foyth is safely at Spurs, but when speaking to his home country’s media, he admits his wish to return to Estudiantes one day.
The defender has been interviewed by journalist Joaquín Tabares via Instagram, and said he has an agreement with his friend Santiago Ascacíbar, from Hertha Berlin.
“With Ruso we always say that we have to go back to Estudiantes, but now I think this is not the time, we are very young,” said Foyth (via Info Cielo).
“We have to make our career here in Europe and go back at a time when we can give more to the club.”
There’s another Premier League defender who’s just returned to Estudiantes, Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo. The 30-year-old has been loaned out until the end of the season, but there are rumours he’s staying in La Plata on a permanent transfer.
Foyth talked a little about him as well, saying he has one of his shirts: “We swapped at a Singapore tournament in the preseason. When the game was over I said to him: ‘Marcos, do we swap the shirt?’ Always with good vibes, and what he showed by returning to Estudiantes is a great love for the club, leaving many things aside.”