Five years after Tottenham Hotspur deal collapse Cristian Ramirez is coming good in Russia

Cristian Ramirez - Ecuador

The Ecuador international was set to join Spurs back in 2012.

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It is now nearly five years since Tottenham Hotspur were being heavily linked with the signature of Ecuador talent Cristian Ramirez.

The then 17-year-old, dubbed the next Roberto Carlos, was set to make a move to Spurs for a £1.5 million fee 2012 - as reported by The Mirror.

But no move ever came about for the talent, despite heading to London, with work permit issues a major stumbling block.

So how has his career progressed since the Tottenham move fell through?

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He headed to Germany in 2013, joining Fortuna Dusseldorf. But he never got a chance at the club and spent last season at Hungarian side Ferencvaros, where he thrived.

His form in Hungary saw him snapped up by ambitious Russian outfit Krasnodar in January and the now fully-fledged Ecuador international is starting to make a name for himself in the Russian game.

Tottenham have Danny Rose thriving at left-back and Ben Davies is a solid back-up option, so it is unlikely they regret failing to tie down a deal.

But as his career looks back on the up, they may want to keep tabs on his development once again.

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