Thirty-Four Times La Liga champions Real Madrid are showing interest in acquiring Argentine defender Juan Foyth from La Liga opponents Villarreal. He is valued at about €20 million
Spanish publication Fichajes has reported that Real Madrid is interested in signing Juan Foyth during the summer transfer window. Villarreal, his La Liga opponents, have placed a valuation on the Argentinean defender in the region of €20 million. However, the Yellow Submarine might increase their asking price.
Since joining Villarreal from Tottenham Hotspur, Juan Foyth has been able to regain his stalled professional career. After first signing him on a season-long loan contract with the La Liga club in October 2020, the club completed a permanent move. The 24-year-old has progressed tremendously throughout his time at Estadio de la Ceramica.
The Argentine defender has had a productive season in 2021/22. Thus, establishing himself as the team’s first-choice right-back while making 31 appearances across all competitions. The development made by Foyth at Villarreal has not gone unnoticed. La Liga leaders Real Madrid are considering the possibility of bringing him to the Bernabeu during the summer transfer window.
Dani Carvajal is showing indications of his age catching up with him. So, Real Madrid may want to add a right-back to their squad ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. Carlo Ancelotti has seemed powerless at times as a result of the inconsistency of the seasoned Spanish right-back, even though he does not have any other right-backs at his disposal.
So, will the move go through?
The Spaniard has struggled to deliver convincing performances as a temporary right-back this season, despite his good performances as a makeshift right-back the previous season. And, even though Alvaro Odriozola has performed well during his loan spell with Fiorentina, the Spanish right-back might depart Real Madrid in the summer permanently.
Consequently, Foyth has emerged as a realistic target for Real Madrid. His €20 million price tag makes him an appealing choice for the club. He has the potential to play as a centre-back. So, the Argentine international is a player who will attract interest for a move during the summer transfer window. Particularly given Real Madrid’s need for a central defensive replacement.
However, according to the source, Villarreal might seek more than €20 million to offload Foyth during the summer transfer window. Vinicius Tobias, who joined Real Madrid on loan earlier this month. He will sign a permanent deal with the club before the 2022/23 season. This, suggests that the development will not be a major concern for the club.