Roy Hodgson’s comments about Kyle Walker suggest that our defender will remain as England’s first choice right back for this World Cup if he can recover from injury. 2013/14 marked a second difficult season at White Hart Lane however and rumours suggest that he may not be Tottenham’s preferred selection when the new campaign begins.
We’ve seen plenty of players linked with Danny Rose’s position at left back but it’s tough to recall a suggested transfer on the other side of defence prior to today’s story. AC Milan’s Ignazio Abate is the man connected with a summer move to Spurs but one report goes on to suggest that the switch may depend on Daniel Levy appointing Massimiliano Allegri as the new head coach.
Abate is 27 and has been with his current club since 2004 although he has experienced five different loan spells in that period. However, he has now nailed down a first team place and at the time of writing has 18 caps for the full Italian side.
Milan are looking to buy big over the summer and need to offload in order to raise funds. Abate would be a strong addition to the squad but does the Franco Baldini / Allegri link make it less likely?