Tottenham struggled for cover in the left back position during much of last season after Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s early injury and subsequent loss of form. With Danny Rose on loan at Sunderland, Gareth Bale, Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Naughton all covered on the left but the club struggled to find an effective solution.
In 2013-14, history has repeated itself a little with Danny sidelined and left footed Naughton deputising. Zeki Fryers has been used sparingly but with a repeat scenario, Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas may well head back in to the transfer market to strengthen on the left.
Luke Shaw is a name that appeared in the gossip columns over the summer and the Southampton left back is being touted for a switch to White Hart Lane once again. Still only 18, Shaw has impressed since breaking into the Saints side and a transfer away could be his next move in a bid to break into the full England set up.
The stories suggest that Spurs will go in with a £15m bid in January with a view to loaning Shaw back for the rest of the season but do we need more cover in this position and is this the player we need?