The player rejected a deal from Manchester United in favour of an unlikely summer move to Belgian football with Standard Liege. However, after only four months away the 20-year-old recently made a move to Spurs much to the fury of Sir Alex Ferguson. Fryers himself claims the move was not about money and more about needing to feel valued and respected at Spurs after feeling homesick in Belgium. He claimed to the official Spurs website that: “It’s been great so far, mixing in with the lads and the facilities here are great to learn and to get better.”
Whilst Fergie may be unimpressed, Spurs and Fryers are unrepentant, with the player stating that he is happy and has no regrets over the move. He added: “I knew a couple of the lads from England youth internationals and I pretty much know everyone already. I’ve just got to get to know the staff now. I’m very happy to be here.”
Fryers made two appearances for the Red Devils in the Premier League last term and made his first start for the Old Trafford-based side in a League Cup tie away to old foes Leeds United. He will now look for first team chances at White Hart Lane.