Three left-backs Tottenham Hotspur should consider this summer


Although finding a striker is still Tottenham Hotspur’s priority this summer, they could be on the hunt for a new left-back.

There is every chance that Andre Villas-Boas will go into next season without adding a new left-back to Tottenham Hotspur’s squad, with Danny Rose back from a successful loan spell at Sunderland to provide competition for Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Kyle Naughton can also cover the position, and although Ezekiel Fryers was signed in January with an eye on the future, he might fancy his chances of forcing his way into the first team sooner rather than later.

However although these players are all solid options, there are players out there who Villas-Boas might fancy could take the team to another level. Here are three left-backs who Spurs should consider.

Fabio Coentrao 

There has been speculation the Real Madrid defender is keen to leave the Bernabeu this summer after failing to nail down a first team place in his two seasons there, and Spurs should do everything they can to convince Coentrao to join them if that is the case.

The Portugal international is also reportedly coveted by his former club Benfica along with Monaco, but Spurs might hope that having Villas-Boas at the helm might improve their cause, and since Coentrao is apparently available at around £13million, his price-tag should not be a problem.

Alvaro Pereira

Frequently linked with Spurs due to Villas-Boas’ connection with his former club Porto, the Uruguayan has suggested he is happy to stay at the Italian club this summer, but Spurs might be able to lure him to the Premier League if they step up their interest.

The 27-year-old would bring plenty of attacking quality to Spurs’ side, and the width he could provide would be ideal if Villas-Boas plans to use inverted wingers next season.

Bruno Martins Indi 

At just 21 and with just 87 appearances for Feyenoord under his belt, Martins Indi would be a riskier purchase than either of the established names above, but the Netherlands international has the potential to become a fixture in Spurs’ side for several seasons.

Able to play at left-back or in the middle of defence, Martins Indi has indicated he would be open to a move this summer, with AC Milan also monitoring the defender’s situation.

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