AVB’s suggestions that Spurs will be inactive during the transfer window won’t stop the rumours and today’s stories see the club linked with Nancy’s left back Massadio Haidara. The 20 year old has only been a professional for under two years but impressive performances in Ligue 1 have been attracting a fair bit of attention.
Spurs and Fiorentina were thought to be looking at Haidara but Nancy’s Sports Director Eric Martin has denied it.
“Fiorentina and Tottenham chasing Haidara? There are many clubs interested in him, but for the moment we have not received concrete offers,” Martin said.
Meanwhile, another left back who is currently contracted to the club was in action for Sunderland yesterday. Danny Rose turned in an encouraging performance against Norwich – in an attacking sense at least – but faces an uncertain future.
“I’m here on loan but for me this is a chance to show everybody what I can do,” Rose said while speaking to BBC Newcastle.
“I don’t know what’s happening with my career at Tottenham so now I’m playing for my future.”
In BAE’s absence, the left back position has only been an issue when Jan Vertonghen hasn’t filled in. With Benny coming back to fitness and with AVB’s recent comments it seems less likely that a defensive signing will be made – even though some might suggest that this is a first priority.