Tottenham are awaiting a fitness update on versatile defender Juan Foyth just after the 21-year-old was stretchered off with an ankle injury throughout the pre-season Audi Cup final against Bayern Munich.
Foyth was taken off in the second half of the two-two draw at the Allianz Arena – Spurs at some point won the contest on penalties – and something a lot more than a minimal absence threatens to leave the club pretty brief at the back ahead of the forthcoming season.
“I need to have to speak with the medical professional. [Foyth] twisted his ankle but at the moment I can not give an update. He stated his ankle was pretty painful,” Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino stated, through BBC Sport.
Despite the fact that a centre back by trade, Foyth can and has played at appropriate back for Spurs. And with Kieran Trippier sold to Atletico Madrid and Serge Aurier not instruction mainly because of surgery on a hand injury, any considerable injury to Foyth could be a main trouble for Spurs.
As items stand, Foyth is suspended for the opening two games of the Premier League season anyway, leaving the inexperienced Kyle Walker-Peters as the only appropriate-back in the squad.
Walker-Peters, 22, played just six Premier League games final season, and 10 in all competitions, but he may possibly uncover himself thrown in at the deep finish as a starter unless the club tends to make an emergency dip into the transfer industry prior to the imminent deadline on eight August.
Toby Alderweireld, who is now probably to keep at Spurs this summer after his £25m release clause expired, was recognized to play at appropriate back in his younger days and could be a different alternative.
Spurs will face Inter in their final pre-season game of the summer time at property on four August, prior to kicking off their Premier League campaign with the pay a visit to of Aston Villa six days later.