Tottenham Hotspur’s Juan Foyth is currently on loan at Villarreal and his ability to operate in various positions convinced the Yellow Submarine to take him on a temporary deal in the last summer window.
Unai Emery has used the 23-year-old as a centre-back, defensive midfielder and a right-back this season.
Earlier this month, the former Arsenal manager expressed his desire to keep the Spurs owned player at the La Liga side beyond this season. Villarreal retain an option to make the defender’s stay permanent in the summer.
The Argentina international has given a lengthy interview to El Periódico de Aragón and at the end of the discussion, Foyth was asked about the possibility of extending his stay at the Spanish club.
“It is a very nice club, but staying is not up to me. The only thing I can do is give everything on the pitch so that the team does well,” he said.
“Me, to be as calm as possible to help the club meet its objectives. Here the language has helped me a lot when it comes to integrating into the group, getting to know the city, although little because of the virus… Spain is an amazing place.”
Another report from El Periódico de Aragón state Villarreal can sign the South American for €15m, but their intention is to reduce his price tag, at least the fixed fee.
Emery’s side and Foyth ‘fully agree to continue together’, and the former will only need to reach an agreement with Tottenham to conclude the operation.
Villarreal are satisfied with Foyth and making his stay permanent will also give them cover, if Pau Torres, who is wanted by Manchester United and Real Madrid, decides to leave the club in the next market.