Having hinted that Spurs wouldn’t be looking at defensive cover during the transfer window, there are a number of reports suggesting that Tottenham will go back in for former Manchester United defender Zeki Fryers.

The 20 year old only left Old Trafford last summer but isn’t getting much of a look in at Standard Liege where he has played just five league games since the start of the Belgian season. Although he’s still a developing player, Fryers already looks surplus to requirements at Liege and the stories claim that he could be sold to Spurs for £3m – half of the compensation fee that Tottenham would have paid United if he had made a direct switch.

Fryers is primarily a centre half but can also cover at left back if necessary – a quality that might have earned him several starts in the Spurs side with BAE in the treatment room this season. With that in mind, this may be a good signing for the club but the player looks as if he’s ready to advance his career and game time at Spurs might not be any easier to come by than it has been at his previous clubs.



  1. Is it me or does it sound like to avoid paying United a big fee, we do a gentleman’s agreement with a geographically close foreign club whereby they take him for free and we then pay them a smaller nominal fee a few months later (Kudos Mr Levy if so!) :p


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