Imminent Davies arrival signals the end for BAE

Tottenham and Swansea have thrashed out a deal for left-back Ben Davies which leaves Benoît Assou-Ekotto looking for a new club.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto


The lovable headbutting Cameroon international, who featured in his countries World Cup campaign and made headlines for an altercation with his teammate, will be surplus to requirements when the Ben Davies deal is announced.

Danny Rose is to be offered a new contract to keep him at Tottenham and fend off interest from interested parties, of which West Ham United are one. Any hint that he was available and there would be plenty of clubs who would take him, but perhaps not Stoke City!

Rose has a contract until 2016 and has expressed his desire to play regularly so Pochettino will have to manage his game time to keep him happy otherwise he could agitate for a move next summer.

With Spurs having to mount another Europa League campaign however, two players for every position is absolutely essential. There will be plenty of games for the pair to share and we always seem to have an injury or two don't we, in fact we had more injuries than any other side in the Premier League last season according to Physio room.

Zeki Fryers is just starting to make his way and provides additional cover at left-back and centre-back so with three youngsters of 21 (Davies), 21 (Fryers) and 24 (Rose) to call upon, Assou-Ekotto would almost be reduced to an advisory role.

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He had a poor loan spell at QPR according to Harry Redknapp, is now 30 and only has a year left on his contract. It looks as if we have had the best of Benny after his fallout with Andre Villas-Boas. His style would suit Pochettino bombing down the wing so there seems little problem with him adapting his game but four left-backs is overkill, especially when we have such big problems in the centre of defence.

If Benoît is not sold this summer he would be able to leave on a free next summer and it's unlikely that Daniel Levy would let that happen, simply not his style and at 30 it's doubtful he would be offered a years extension.

A £2 million or £3 million deal looks the obvious solution and with his experience there should be plenty of takers, but you never know with us, we could quite easily put too high a price on his head.

Once the Ben Davies deal is announced I'd expect stories to start to appear as his agent touts Disco Benny around. I’ve enjoyed your time here Benny but it looks like au revoir now.




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