Juan Foyth is yet to discuss his short-term future at Tottenham, but wants to fight his place next season, according to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare.
The 22-year-old still has two years remaining on his current deal and has already been heavily linked with newly-promoted Leeds United and perhaps a slightly more ambitious move to Barcelona this summer.
With Mauricio Pochettino having not signed a right-back last summer to replace the departing Kieran Trippier, Foyth look in pole position to become the club’s first-choice right-back for the 2019-2020 campaign.
However, the Argentinian suffered a serious ankle injury in the Audi Cup against Bayern Munich in pre-season and would miss the opening 10 weeks of the season.
Foyth made just seven appearances in total for Spurs last term – with the last of those ending abruptly as he was hauled off at half-time during Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Norwich City in December and hasn’t appeared since.
Having not played a single minute in 2020, Foyth’s future in north London looked bleak, but The Athletic believe that the versatile defender is willing to stick around and try and work his way into Jose Mourinho’s plans next season rather than move elsewhere.