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Leeds United well placed to sign Premier League centre-back

According to Football Insider, Leeds United are ‘well placed’ to land the signature of Argentine defender Juan Foyth, who has been tipped to pursue a fresh challenge away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

The centre-back joined Spurs from Estudiantes three years ago but he has since made only 32 appearances for the north London club across all competitions.

Out of those, seven have come during the current campaign but he has not made a single competitive appearance under manager Jose Mourinho since the turn of the year.

As a result, he has been fancied to head through the exit door for a fee of around £8m and Football Insider claims that Leeds could make the approach to sign him, suppose they are promoted to the top-flight.

Furthermore, it is revealed that Marcelo Bielsa has been a keen admirer of Foyth’s talents since he became the Leeds manager in 2018 and he had failed to sign the Argentine on loan when Mauricio Pochettino was in charge of Spurs.

Leeds are presently at the top of the Championship standings and they have a comfortable seven-point advantage over Fulham in the pursuit of the automatic promotion places.

There are still nine games to play when the season recommences after the coronavirus shutdown but there is a neutral feeling that the Yorkshire outfit will end their 16-year wait for top-flight football.

Meanwhile, Leeds’ solid defensive record has been one of the main reasons behind their strong promotion bid but they may not have the services of Ben White beyond the ongoing campaign.

White joined the club on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion last summer and he has been a huge revelation for them at the heart of the defence where he has been an ever-present figure.

Brighton are unlikely to consider the departure of White after his emergence but even if they do, Leeds may not be able to compete financially with Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City fancied to make bids for the centre-back.

As a result, the club will require a replacement for the Poole-born defender and Foyth has reportedly been identified as the candidate to fill the void, if they are able to end their long-wait for Premier League football next term.

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