Tottenham have enjoyed their busiest summer in the transfer market for some time but amid concerns over cover at the back, Head coach Andre Villas-Boas insists that the spending spree isn’t over yet.

Spurs have let Steven Caulker move on to Cardiff and that followed William Gallas’ release from the club. However, with Younes Kaboul returning to fitness following injury and Etienne Capoue capable of filling in at centre back if necessary, the focus has shifted to the left side of defence.

“At the moment we need to strengthen at the back but this is a decision we haven’t yet taken bearing in mind the development of a player like Ezekiel Fryers,” AVB told talkSPORT.

“This is a consideration we still have to make. We’ll keep monitoring transfers in and out and do our business when appropriate.”

As we discussed earlier today, it seems likely that Benoit Assou-Ekotto is the odd man out as far as the coach is concerned and with Danny Rose starting the game against Crystal Palace, it may be that Zeki Fryers is the man to cover that position. But do Spurs need further reinforcements at the back or is the defence effectively sorted?






  1. We are desperate for a playmaker. We’ve lacked one since last summer when we lost VDV and Modric.
    Can’t think who I want to come in to play the role, but I know we need someone!

  2. It is difficult to extrapolate too much from the Crystal Palace game. They played the Spurs extremely compact through the middle and were willing to forfeit the wings and only played long balls in attack. Quality teams like Chelsea, MC, MU will not play Spurs like this. Here is where a midfield of Paulinho, Sandro and Dembele will really improve the ability of Spurs to dictate play. Quick transition attacks and speed will on the wings will scare the likes of Chelsea, MC and MU far more than plopping a ‘creative’ type player in the middle of the Spurs offense. I like what AVB is doing, but another quality left back would be great and I think Capoue can play CB. The Spurs have a lot of big bruising players that will be difficult to get off the ball. AVB is really really doing good things IMO.


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