Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been conspicuous by his absence from Tottenham’s pre-season and as many of us suspected, it looks as if he is on his way before the end of this summer’s transfer window.
Danny Rose was effectively confirmed as our first choice left back at the start of yesterday’s game with Crystal Palace and a much publicised Tweet from a Spurs fan in France claims that BAE has been frozen out by his coach.
‘Just bumped into Benoit Assou Ekotto in France – says he’s been told by AVB not to report for training’ – so says @calumhdavidson.
Benny’s injury at the start of last season exposed a lack of cover in that position with Danny over at Sunderland. Over time, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Naughton and Gareth Bale were all tried on the left before BAE eventually returned.
However, the Cameroon international never quite seemed to be at his best and performances in the second half of the campaign may now lead to his sale. Whatever your opinion on the veracity of that Tweet it does look likely that Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s Tottenham career is over but has AVB got this one right?