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?