Kyle Walker has been in the headlines for much of this week and while his behaviour off the pitch has been well documented, Tottenham fans will be more concerned about his performances on the turf as the club heads into a crucial period.
With Adam Smith out on loan, there is no great challenge to Walker on the right side of defence although Kyle Naughton has been used on occasions while Younes Kaboul can switch from the centre if necessary.
However, if reports are to be believed then it may not be long before Walker has a real battle to hold on to his place as Spurs find themselves linked with Sochaux right back Sebastien Corchia. It’s claimed that Andre Villas-Boas has been interested in the player for some time and the rumours have intensified after Corchia himself suggested that a January move may just be on the cards.
‘I can leave Sochaux in January – the club have spoken with interested clubs,’ said the 22 year old.
‘I prefer to focus on the present at the moment, but leaving in January is a possibility.’
Corchia is a right back, first and foremost but he can play on the left or on the wing. At a reported fee of £5m he may also be a bargain but is he needed at the Lane to offer more competition in his favoured position?