The transfer window may be closed for several months but that doesn’t stop the rumour mills and several continue to identify the left back position as a problem for Spurs. Yesterday, it was claimed that we could still pick up Razvan Rat following his release from West Ham and while that was too underwhelming to comment on, today’s link is a little more interesting.

Yuto Nagatomo is a left sided defender currently playing his football at Inter Milan. At 27 he is a Japanese international with vast experience, having claimed 63 caps for his country. Nagatomo has a keen eye for goal too with nine strikes in 91 league matches for Inter – a more than respectable tally and it’s thought that he could bring continuity to the left back slot at White Hart Lane.

This may disappear along with the others but it’s a more creditable suggestion than Razvan Rat at least.



  1. Rat released by West Spam and we are interested?! Pull the other one. This guy isn’t good enough for them but he is for us, don’t think so. Nagatomo on the other hand is interesting, especially for Europa cup games. I like Zeki and I wish he could be schooled by King Ledley as I believe he will eventually make a good centre back but we have to stop using him across the back four. Get a bloody left back Levy, preferably British. Another place we need cover is obviously up front, why not go British there to? I’m beginning to get really annoyed about all these foreign names linked with us. And please can everyone just give some of the youngsters a chance, Lamela, eriksen, betaleb, fryers, Townsend, coulthirst, Carroll, fredericks, that’s nine exciting young players that could be our future if given more chances. Teams like man Utd blooded a great group of youngsters in the not to distant past, alongside a strong core of players and look what they went on to do! It may mean sacrificing a league position or two for a couple of years but needs must for the future of the club! Otherwise we are going to be destroyed by the want of instant success…….


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