Leeds United could be set to make their first South American signing under new head coach Marcelo Bielsa.
Bielsa is said to have more pull this summer as he looks to build a squad along with the help of Victor Orta.
One player the Argentine has targeted is Tottenham centre back Juan Foyth on a potential season long loan.
Foyth joined Spurs last summer for a fee of £11.7million from Argentine side Estudiantes but has found chances hard to come by having only featured in eight games across all competitions.
The 20-year old could be allowed to leave Spurs should a suitable loan option become available and with Mauricio Pochettino being an admirer of Bielsa’s work, a deal could be agreed in quick fashion.
Foyth is a tall and dominating centre back who can also fill in at full back when called upon and could be the perfect fit when it comes to Bielsa’s 3-3-1-3 formation.
Whether a deal is struck or not, it looks like Leeds are happy for Bielsa to use his footballing connections to secure players for the summer, a move that could be a master stroke.
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By Ryan Ingham