Tottenham have spent the last two seasons without any recognised cover at left back and a spate of injuries and loan spells has turned this into a real problem position. In 2012-13, Benoit Assou-Ekotto suffered a serious loss of form and when injury struck the Cameroon international, his obvious replacement Danny Rose was away with Sunderland.
Last season the roles were reversed with Rose in pole position and BAE away at Loftus Road. When Danny hit the treatment table, there was no recognised left back in the club.
Rose received praise from former manager Tim Sherwood but a proportion of Tottenham fans would like to see the 23 year old moved on this summer. It would be nice to think that Luke Shaw or Fabio Coentrao would drop by at White Hart Lane but back in the real world, we could be looking at a move for Schalke’s Sead Kolasinac.
Kolasinac is 20 years old and having represented Germany at various youth levels, he has now switched allegiance to Bosnia, for whom he has won two full international caps. He is believed to have been watched by a number of Premier League clubs including Manchester United but with Shaw lined up for Old Trafford, Spurs could be at the front of the queue to sign the youngster.
This may not be the big name we’re looking for but the left back issue does need addressing before the start of the next campaign.