Tottenham Hotspur appear to have managed to put a disappointing couple of weeks behind them as they returned to their best in their Champions League tie with Borussia Dortmund, leaving fans rather jubilant with the progression.
However, with the Europa League taking centre-stage on Thursday night, it appears one man that almost joined them will be in action and fans could have an ideal opportunity to see what he is all about.
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According to AS, via Sport Witness, Krasnodar’s Cristian Ramirez revealed that the Premier League outfit were keen on bringing him to England but saw a transfer collapse because he had not played enough times for the Ecuadorian National Team.
“Tottenham wanted me as a youth, but because of the regulation I could not go,” he said. “With Tottenham I could not sign, because at that time I still did not have the necessary matches with my national team.”
The 24-year-old has become a vital part of Krasnodar’s first-team since arriving in Russia in 2017 after spells in Germany and Hungary, making 25 appearances across all competitions, per Transfermarkt, ahead of their Europa League clash with Valencia.
His play has been compared to that of Roberto Carlos and it is not difficult to see as the South American continues to impress with his performances, per Hungarian media outlet NS.
However, Tottenham already have the likes of Danny Rose and Ben Davies in their ranks and the pair have largely played well under Mauricio Pochettino.
But should Spurs look for another left-back in the future, a return for Ramirez would not necessarily be a bad idea and one that could be viable as he would likely be able to obtain the legal documentation to allow him to play in England, having picked up 18 caps for Ecuador.
Tottenham fans, do you think Ramirez could be an option for Pochettino to consider in the future if Spurs look for a new left-back? Join in the discussion below by letting us know your thoughts?