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Tottenham eye Manchester United defender

Alexander Buttner

There are some  raised eyebrows around the Football Transfer Tavern as The Mirror suggest that Tottenham are interested in taking Manchester United left-back Alexander Buttner on loan for the rest of the season.

The 24-year-old Dutch international only arrived at Old Trafford from Vitesse Arnhem in August 2012 but he is thought to be surplus to requirements after failing to impress in his brief appearances.

The paper indicates that these reports have come from his agent who believes that his client is close to sealing a temporary move to White Hart Lane as Buttner looks to feature for Holland at the upcoming World Cup.

Reports in the Netherlands suggest Spurs are keen bring the defender to White Hart Lane when the transfer window reopens next month with newly appointed Tim Sherwood lacking cover at left-back.

Spurs, who have Jan Vertonghen injured, are desperate for cover with Benoit Assou Ekotto at QPR on loan and unwilling to return while Danny Rose could be out until February.

Buttner has started just four games in all competitions this season and Moyes has made it clear that he is looking at other options with Everton’s Leighton Baines high on his list of priorities.

Fulham could also provide an alternative destination for Buttner as fellow countryman Rene Meulensteen looks to strengthen his relegation troubled side during the January transfer window.

Would the United outcast be a suitable defensive solution for Spurs? Let us know your thoughts below.

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