Tottenham may have experienced problems in the left back position during 2012-13 but head coach Andre Villas-Boas suggested that the club would not be looking to sign any additional players in the slot for the new campaign.

After regular first choice Benoit Assou-Ekotto suffered an injury at the start of the season, Spurs used Kyle Naughton, Jan Vertonghen and even Gareth Bale on the left side of defence before Benny returned.

“We finally have Benoit back so, apart from the fluid that he has on the knee, he was involved in all of the fixtures since he got back,” AVB said.

Benny struggled for form but there appear to be no signs that Spurs are about to offload the player.

“He’s an extremely important player for us,” Andre added. “We have Danny Rose coming back and Zeki Fryers so we have to make the best decision.”

One issue with those plans could be Danny Rose and his desire to play a regular part in a Premiership season. Danny became a first choice during his loan spell at Sunderland and is unlikely to be happy on the bench.

Moving back to the North East is one possibility while there has been another, isolated link to Liverpool today so could the 22 year old spoil those plans and force AVB to enter the market for defensive reinforcements?



  1. Danny Rose is our player, so surely we decide whether he goes or not?
    Personally I think we should keep him and sell BAE, a shadow of his former self since coming back this season. With Adam Smith and Zeke Freyers as cover I would also get rid of Naughton as part of the summer clear out.
    Fingers crossed we have Kaboul and Sandro back soon, at which point striker becomes our only serious concern. COYS

  2. I could be wrong but I thought Sandro was looking at October as a starting date. If this be so then moving Parker , Huddlestone and Livermore on and bringing in a new face might be a good idea. I am fed up of people saying how Huddlestone can hit a 40yrd pass and has thunder in his boots when he takes a shot. The guy is no longer the quality we need. The way we now play is based on fast movement and speed and these are things Hudd does not have. Get young Shaw from Southampton and himself and Fryers can fight out the left side. Sell BAE and Rose but I doubt this will happen.I do not think anything will happen at left back unless Rose rocks the boat . That being the case the middle of the team and the strikers are what needs sorting. We missed Sandro so much last season after he got injured. Lets not have the same problem this season. Get rid of the dead wood and bring in a bit of quality. Sell two from Dempsey ,Defoe and Adebayor with the latter going first. Anyone coming in needs the pace to keep up with Bale to support him. Young Ince at Blackpool looks worth a punt as cover on the wings and with Townsend back all we would then need is two quality strikers.Soldado would be huge as the guy is a monster in front of goal. Damaio?.Who knows!With the chances we make and Bale at his best a top quality striker would score for fun.The other side of having a top quality striker is it gives defenders more to think about other than Bale. If it were me I would sell Defoe and Adebayor and bring in Soldado and Hulk but that will never happen.

  3. We could also get some money from players who are no longer with us.Taarabt and GDS are both playing for teams who went down so both might move on.Not sure on Taarabt how much % wise we get but with GDS I believe its 50% so lets hope they both sell for good money as every little helps as someone once said.

  4. King Glenn,
    I agree 100% with you. I like B.A.E–but he’s got to go! Sorry! Danny Rose LB, Naughton stand in for Kyle Walker. CB Jan with Younnis,Sandro in the middle with Moussa and Holtby?. Only person missing is Villa, Hulk? or Soldado?
    I think with addition of Striker to play with Bale ” What a team. 1Lloris Walker Rose Kaboul Vertonghen, Sandro,Holtby,Moussa,Bale, Villa,Lennon COYS

  5. Would love Rose back at S, land either permanently or another season loan. You’ be got a fine player there and whatever happens I would like to thank him for a great season and a rare highlight for us!


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