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Foyth joins Villareal on loan

Tottenham defender Juan Foyth will spend this season on lean with Villareal in La Liga, having signed a new contract first.

The 22-year old joined the North London side from Estudiantes in 2017, and has made 32 appearances for them in all competitions, but he is down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho, and his first-team opportunities this season are likely to be very limited.

At the same time, he has signed a 12-month extension to his current deal, meaning that he is now under contract at Spurs until 2023.

Villareal are now managed by former Arsenal boss Unai Emery.

The loan arrangement is reported to include an option to buy of around £13.5 million (€15 million).

Foyth has seven full caps for Argentina and will be flying back to South America in the coming days to meet up with the national squad again ahead of their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.

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