Juan Foyth makes permanent move from Tottenham to Villarealwher

Tottenham have announced defender Juan Foyth has joined Villarreal on a permanent basis.

Juan Foyth joined Villareal on loan from Tottenham Hotspur and made 32 appearances in all competitions for the Spanish club.  He was also involved in the Europa League final against Manchester United which Villareal subsequently won on penalties following a draw.

Juan Foyth joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2017 and made his debut the same year against Barnsley in the EFL cup. Foyth made 12 Premier League appearances for Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino who was eventually sacked and is currently serving as Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1. Foyth found it harder to make appearances under Pochettino’s successor Jose Mourinho and was loaned to Villareal in September 2020 for the upcoming 2020/21 season.

He was initially played as a holding midfielder but reverted to right-back after the arrival of former Tottenham player Etienne Capoue in December. He impressed Unai Emery by putting in commendable performances across the league season and also in the semi-finals and final of the Europa League. Unai Emery and Villareal have decided to make this loan move into a permanent transfer by activating their option to buy. This brings an end to Foyth’s four-year career at Spurs who he joined from Argentinian side Estudiantes.

Villarreal confirmed on Friday that the Argentina international has signed a five-year contract.

“Villarreal CF have taken up the purchase option on Juan Foyth, who played for the Yellows on loan during the 2020-21 season,” a statement from the club read.

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