One transfer story that we didn’t touch on this week was the potential interest from Chelsea in Benoit Assou-Ekotto. The Stamford Bridge side were supposedly looking for a potential replacement for Ashley Cole, who was rumoured to be on his way, and BAE’s consistency appealed to Roberto Di Matteo.
One thing you can generally say about BAE is that he is consistent: Injuries are rare – although he followed an absence at the end of 2011-12 with a further lay off at the beginning of this campaign -and he is generally a solid performer who is rarely noticed during a game.
Mention of Benny’s name does tend to split opinion on here however so would you be sorry to see him go if the club did receive an offer?
Selling would be easier if we had a ready made replacement but Spurs have moved a left winger, a right back and a centre half to cover for BAE in his absence and that would suggest going back into the market in January.
Time will tell but we may get a clue if AVB decides to leave out a fully fit Assou-Ekotto in the games that are coming up.