The highly rated centre-back, 19, is the subject of overtures from the Premier League club, with Roma also reported suitors

Teenage Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth has revealed Tottenham are interested in adding him to their squad, with talks set to open as early as this weekend. 

Foyth, 19, was a member of the Argentina squad for their unsuccessful tilt at the Under-20 World Cup, and has also carved out a place in the Estudiantes team that clinched a Copa Libertadores spot in 2017 under ex-Arsenal player Nelson Vivas, who subsequently resigned his post. 

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The centre-back has been linked with a host of European clubs, including Spurs, Roma and Zenit St. Petersburg, and admitted he was aware of the interest from Mauricio Pochettino’s club. 

“I found out about Tottenham’s interest through social networks. I would like to play in Europe, if something comes up that convinces me and the club I will go,” he told Radio Continental

Pincha president Juan Sebastian Veron, no stranger to the Premier League himself, is expected to fly to London this weekend to hold talks with Spurs, a fact confirmed by Foyth. 

“I know that my agent and Veron are able to travel over the Tottenham issue. I am feeling relaxed, on the outside of things,” he said, while adding that he would not be joining compatriots Leandro Paredes and Sebastian Driussi in moving to Zenit. 

“My agent never told me that an offer had arrived from Zenit. I would not go to Russia right now. 

“If I do go it is not because I want to, but rather to help the club out economically.”