Tottenham confirm signing of Estudiantes youngster Foyth

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The teenage centre-back has been a target throughout the summer, and finally signed a five-year contract 24 hours prior to deadline day

Tottenham have completed the signing of young Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth, the club confirmed on Wednesday. 

The 19-year-old has been a top target for Spurs throughout the transfer window, although negotiations moved slowly despite Estudiantes president Juan Sebastian Veron travelling to London to enter talks. 

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At one point it appeared Mauricio Pochettino could lose out on his compatriot altogether, as Paris Saint-Germain also registered their interest. 

Spurs, however, have finally landed their man, who signed a five-year deal to become the latest new face in north London. 

"We are delighted to announce the signing of Juan Foyth from Estudiantes," the club, who declined to disclose the fee for the teenager, said in a statement.

"The 19-year-old defender has signed a contract with the Club until 2022.

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"Having established himself in Estudiantes’ first team, Juan has represented Argentina at Under-20 level 12 times and was a key member of their 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup and 2017 Under-20 South American Championship squads."

Foyth, a talented central defender known for his skill with the ball at his feet, broke into the Estudiantes first team at the start of 2017 and made seven appearances to help the Pincha grab a place in the Copa Libertadores. 

He becomes the third arrival of the summer for Tottenham, who have also snapped up Ajax's Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez and Foyth's compatriot, ex-Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

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