Defender closes in on move to White Hart Lane.
Tottenham will complete the signing of former Manchester United starlet Ezekiel Fryers at the second attempt today.
The 20-year-old left-back trained with Spurs in the summer after leaving Old Trafford.
He was expected to join the White Hart Lane club but United could have commanded up to £6m compensation as he was under 23.
Belgian side Standard Liege signed him instead on a two year contract and he has gone on to make seven first team appearances.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
The player Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson once described as ‘greased lightning’ (because he is so quick), could be set to finally join Tottenham, after a strange turn of events saw him move to Belgium in the summer.
Fryers, 20, followed Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba in making the questionable decision to leave Manchester United, when his contract expired.
The trio all reportedly felt undervalued by Ferguson and the club, who refused to offer the hefty salaries they were demanding.
Fryers spent most of the summer training with Spurs and looked certain to sign for the North Londoners, only to seal a surprise move to Standard Liege.
Spurs reportedly felt the fee set by the tribunal, believed to be in the region of £6m, was too high but they could now swoop for Fryers on the cheap this month.
A move for the speedy youngster could spell the end of Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s time at White Hart Lane.
The Cameroonian has spent much of this season on the sidelines with a knee problem but reportedly returned to training weeks ago, yet has failed to even make the squad in recent matches, with boss Andre Villas-Boas favouring Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Naughton at left-back.
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