There are so many conflicting stories concerning Jan Vertonghen, Luka Modric and others that it’s difficult to make any comment now until the deals are done. However, the media does seem united in its opinion that Ezekiel Fryers will soon be signing up at the Lane.
The 19 year old left back made six first team appearances for Manchester United and it’s thought that he would be put straight into the squad as cover for BAE.
Lack of adequate cover in key positions was a defining factor for the previous regime and consistent though Benoit is, when he was injured, we had to convert Danny Rose from left midfield through absence of choice.
That raises another question: Would Fryers’ arrival spell the end for Danny? While Rose has been included in the Team GB squad, there has been plenty of reported interest from other clubs. Perhaps a loan to another Premiership side would duck that issue for now…