Villarreal and Barcelona Suffer Major Blow As Argentina’s Juan Foyth Is Ruled Out With Serious Injury

Villarreal and Barcelona Suffer Major Blow As Argentina’s Juan Foyth Is Ruled Out With Serious Injury

  • Villarreal defender Juan Foyth has been ruled out of action for at least a month with an injury to his knee
  • Barcelona are forced to look for a right-back elsewhere after news broke about Juan Foyth's injury
  • Sergino Dest is hoping to nail down the right-back place for himself if Barcelona don't sign a replacement

Barcelona’s transfer plans have been dealt a major blow as the window draws to a close.

The club were looking at bringing in a new right-back and were originally linked with Argentinian defender, Juan Foyth from Villarreal.

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Villarreal defender Juan Foyth has been ruled out of action due to an injury, dealing a blow to Barcelona's transfer plans. Image: Denis Doyle/ Angel Martinez
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Barcelona were still negotiating with their fellow La Liga side over a transfer for the player, but as reported by Football Espana, the asking price was a bit steep.

Barca were then considering triggering his release clause, which was in the region of €54.6m.

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The Catalan giants, however, will have to turn their attention elsewhere as Foyth has been ruled out of action for at least one month. The defender was injured during Villarreal’s game against Getafe, but the club have now confirmed that the injury was more serious than first feared.

Foyth will be out of action for anywhere between six to ten weeks, with Barca unlikely to make a move for a player they won’t be able to field for the time being.

The news could benefit Sergino Dest, though.

Dest is Barcelona’s only recognised right-back in the squad but is not part of Xavi’s plans. The defender doesn’t want to leave the club and is hoping he can prove himself if Barca cannot sign a replacement.

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Barcelona are in the market for a new right-back as Xavi looks to continue rebuilding the Catalan giants ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The La Liga giants have now identified Villareal defender Juan Foyth as their prime target after getting dumped by Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta.

According to Barca Universal, Villareal has set Foyth’s release clause at €65million after the Argentine defender joined them permanently last summer following his initial loan spell from Tottenham.

Source: SportsBrief.com