Spurs want to loan United fringe defender - good or bad move?

Tottenham have been linked with a move for Alexander Buttner in the January window.

Tottenham’s left-back position has been a well-publicised area of concern this season, with the lack of an out-and-out full-back to inspire the White Hart Lane faithful.

With this in mind, a new left-back has been touted as an area that Spurs may look to bolster in the January transfer window.

The latest name to be linked with a move to north London is Manchester United defender Alexander Buttner.

The Dutch full-back was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson as the long-term replacement for Patrice Evra, but it appears that David Moyes does not have the same faith in the former Vitesse man.

As such, another move for Leighton Baines is expected by the Premier League champions over the next month, further ostracising Buttner’s position at Old Trafford.

For Tottenham, Buttner’s addition may be a stop-gap solution that could well work. Although he is lacking regular football and the fitness that comes with it, a temporary deal to bring the Dutchman to north London could well be a bit of inspired business.

Although the Premier League community has not had the chance to fully assess Buttner due to a lack of opportunities, one thing that has been evident in his playing time at United is his attacking threat.

The former Spurs midfielder has stated that he will not look to bring in a lot of players in the new year, and even suggested that the problem area of left-back would not be bolstered.

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Buttner has scored a number of goals and created assists when given an opportunity, but his defensive side may need to worked on.

The worst case scenario for Tottenham is that Buttner is not a success and Tim Sherwood still has the likes of Danny Rose and Zeki Fryers to fall back on.

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