BARCELONA are lining up a shock transfer offer for Tottenham flop Juan Foyth.
Foyth, 24, never truly found his feet while at Spurs and was subsequently shipped out to Villarreal after an unsuccessful three-year stint in North London.
Juan Foyth is being lined up for a shock transfer to BarcelonaCredit: Getty
Foyth made just 32 appearances for Spurs, scoring one goalCredit: Reuters
The defender’s move to La Liga was initially only a loan move, but his impressive performances at Villarreal in his first season convinced them to sanction a £13million transfer for him last summer.
His first season with Unai Emery at the Yellow Submarine actually ended with a victory in the Europa League final against Manchester United – the club’s first ever trophy.
However, Villarreal will not allow the defender to leave unless his £35m release clause is met.
The Bluagrana missed out on Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta after he signed a new two-year deal at Chelsea to fill their right-back spot.
Xavi’s side will reportedly allow Sergino Dest to leave the club in a deal worth £17m, with Manchester United and Chelsea said to be interested.
Currently, central defender Ronald Aruajo is the preferred option at right-back but the club are understood to have a list of more natural options who they can bring in.
Among these are Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin and Borussia Dortmund’s Meunier.
Bellerin in particular is pushing for the move, with the Spaniard demanding Arsenal terminate his £110,000 per week contract to allow him to complete a free transfer.