Juan Foyth moves permanently to Villarreal CF
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The re-building process for Tottenham Hotspur has started, as Chairman Daniel Levy alongside the new sports director Fabio Paratici are making moves for the 2021/22 season.

Juan Foyth is the first Spurs player this off-season to leave North London, as La Liga's side Villarreal CF has exercised the option to sign him on a permanent basis.


Foyth, who had been a Tottenham player since 2018, made 32 appearances in total for the 'Yellow Submarine' last season while on loan.

He recorded one goal, two assists and six yellow cards across all competitions.

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The Argentinian International also played a huge role as a right-back in Villarreal's UEFA Europa League final win against Manchester United.

With Foyth in the squad, Unai Emery's squad conceded only nine goals in Europe last season, securing clean sheets against high-profile teams such as RB Salzburg, Dinamo Kyiv, Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal.

No Copa America for Foyth

Although he's having the best moment of his career, Foyth was not included in Argentina's squad for the Copa America at Brazil this summer. 

The 23 year-old was called up by Manager Lionel Scaloni to the South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022 in early June, but was not able to make the 21-man list for the Copa America.

''It is always a pride to put on the national team jersey and represent Argentina,'' Foyth wrote on Instagram. ''In a few days the Copa America begins and this year I have to and support from the outside like another Argentine, wishing the best for the whole group.''

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