Could the emergence of Nabil Bentaleb in the Tottenham starting XI lead to the departure this month of Etienne Capoue? That’s what the papers claim this morning with the 25 year old French international sitting on the bench as his young compatriot takes his place.
Capoue impressed on his debut – coming on as a sub in the opening day win over Crystal Palace – but when the teams played the reverse fixture on Saturday, he hadn’t progressed as we’d hoped. An injury picked up in the league match at the Emirates stalled his first season at the club but will the new coach take the drastic step of selling the player at the first possible opportunity?
There have been countless cases of a new manager coming in and just not fancying a particular player. Napoli are said to be interested in taking Capoue – Bentaleb is performing like a seasoned pro so does it make any sense to sell?