Tottenham keen on former United ace

Standard Liege defender Ezekiel FryersTottenham Hotspur are likely to complete the signing of Standard Liege left-back Ezekiel Fryers, according to the Daily Mail.

The former Manchester United player began training with Spurs in the summer before leaving the Red Devils.

Fryers, 20, then saw his move to White Hart Lane collapse last year. The Manchester club were set on receiving up to £6million in compensation for the sale of the player who was, and is still, under 23.

United instead opted to sell him onto Liege, with the player signing a two-year contract but having made only seven first team appearances while developing his game in the Belgium Pro League.

Spurs – who currently have seen central defender Jan Vertonghen and right-back Kyle Naughton fill-in for the injured Benoit Assou-Ekotto – are in desperate need of cover on the left-side of defence.

The Belgium club are seen as willing to let Fryers leave for a fee believed to be in the region of £3million this January.

Spurs have however seen Assou-Ekotto return to training in December after three months out with a knee problem. The knee injury first emerged in September, restricting the left-back’s first team action to only three appearances. Having said that, his first team start against West Bromwich Albion in late August produced a fantastic long-range effort which gave the Lilywhites a 1-0 lead in their eventual 1-1 draw against the Baggies at White Hart Lane.

Spurs will be looking to strengthen the left-side of defence this January, with Fryers back on their radar.

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