The left back place at Spurs has arguably been our only problem position this year and the lack of cover was highlighted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s extended lay off. In Benny’s absence, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Naughton and even Gareth Bale were played out of position to cover for the Cameroon international.
Now it’s March and Benny is back but he doesn’t seem a regular first team choice for AVB. He’s struggled for form at times and there are suggestions that the club may move in the summer to line up a permanent replacement.
The name in the frame today is that of Feyenoord’s Bruno Martins Indi – a versatile defender who can play at left back or in the heart of defence. Martins Indi is 21 and already has seven full international caps to his name.
It’s thought that the player could be available in the summer for around £5.5m but is a left back essential or should BAE be trusted to regain his form and become a permanent fixture in the starting XI once again?