Coentrao's dissent can be Tottenham or Chelsea's gain

Fabio Coentrao has paved the way for a move to Tottenham Hotspur or Chelsea this summer.

Coentrao has slammed Real Madrid to a Portuguese media source, which suggests that he’s just made his position with the Spanish club untenable.

It opens up the opportunity for him to play under Andre Villas-Boas who could be interested in signing the left back as competition for Benoit Assou-Ekotto, preventing a further need to play Jan Vertonghen out of position.

That should increase the overall quality and consistency of the Spurs back four because Coentrao’s presence would make it easier for AVB to make changes when a certain player is making mistakes or is under pressure.

Real Madrid seem to be going through a great deal of upheaval at the moment, with the departure of Jose Mourinho effectively creating a domino effect for any unhappy players to force moves away from the club, and it is possible Coentrao may follow him.

“From the first day I do not think I was wanted here. Today it seems that everyone wants me to leave the club. I do not know what I have done wrong. We must find a solution that is good for both the club and myself, so that no one will lose out,” he told O Jogo.

Coentrao has a contract which runs for another four years at Real Madrid but if there is a desire for him to leave, as he speaks about, then it could make a cheap deal a much more viable option.

If Real Madrid don’t want him there, then it makes no sense for them to play hard ball over the transfer fee.

His words will be seen as clear dissent against the club, so the sense in keeping him at the club when he’s unhappy and confusing him to the bench is very confusing to understand.

He’s also said that he won’t turn his back on the possibility of following Mourinho to Chelsea, and while that may seem unlikely considering the current status of Ashley Cole and Ryan Bertrand at Stamford Bridge the fact Cole is in the final year of his contract may yet lead to a deal being done.

Spurs simply have to sit back and wait for the best possible chance to go after the player, because he’s not going to be at Real Madrid next season.

They are very much a club that back the home grown and popular players in the side, making it difficult for some professionals to sustain long careers in Madrid when they first show the smallest signs of dissent.

Coentrao is only 25-years-old so he would be moving to White Hart Lane with the majority of his career left in the tank. He’s also regularly playing for Portugal and seems to have a lot of maturity and experience beyond his years.

He would be a fantastic signing for Spurs and if they want him, they’ll have to put a solid deal together quickly because there will be other Premier League sides interested in him.

Could this be an easy deal for Spurs to pull off?

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