Younes Kaboul has come a long way during his second stint at White Hart Lane. There will come a day when Ledley King calls it quits and somebody will have to step up and take the reins of Tottenham ’s defence. As it is, it seems that Younes will be the man who is capable of doing this. Should he continue to improve at the rate that he has done over the last couple of seasons, he’ll surely be a fixture in Tottenham ’s defence for years to come.
This season has certainly been his best season yet, both in terms of form and appearances (he has played every minute of Spurs’ Premier League campaign thus far). This rise to prowess hasn’t gone unnoticed – Serie A leaders Juventus are said to be keeping tabs on the 25-year-old defender with a view to a move for his signature in January.
There will be lots of talk as usual, about Tottenham losing most of their players this January and throughout the Summer. This talk will likely focus on Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, but in my opinion it’s just as important for Spurs to hold onto Kaboul.
Kaboul’s a real force in the air and his tackling and positional sense has improved greatly since he rejoined the club. I’m not claiming that he’s as good a defender as Ledley King, but he has the potential to develop into something special – particularly given the chance to play alongside and learn from King himself.
Whilst I also admire Dawson, it’s slowly becoming clear that Kaboul is the future of the club. Unfortunately timed injuries on Dawson’s behalf have seen Kaboul offered chances to establish himself in the team and he has taken full advantage of the situation.
I still maintain that Ramos shouldn’t have sold him in the first place. The move away from White Hart Lane seemed to destroy his confidence. But Harry Redknapp ’s bringing him back to the club can surely be viewed as something of a vote of confidence and Younes hasn’t looked back since.
Am I alone in my appreciation of Kaboul? Is he one of the leading-lights when it comes to Tottenham’s future? Whatever the case, surely it’s time that Tottenham fans gave him a decent song?