Their season may be in a little bit of a slump at the minute and this is in no small part to the injury sustained by star man Gareth Bale but Andre Villas-Boas is confident that Tottenham will finish in the top four perhaps winning the Europa League in the process. This of course means that provisional planning for next season is already taking place and the club are casting an eye around for a replacement for Benoit Assou-Ekotto after the 29-year-old has seemingly been made aware that he will no longer feature in AVB’s first team plans.
The club have a decent amount of money to spend in the summer and everyone is aware just how well Daniel Levy operates in the transfer market meaning the club feel a top class player can be brought in at a reasonable price.
Given that Champions League football is on the horizon again along with Spurs already possessing a competitive squad and a manager in place who looks set to last the distance, the White Hart Lane-based side are more of an attractive prospect than they have been in years gone by and are looking to get a player in who matches their new-found ambition. Here are our top five replacements for Assou-Ekotto.