Fenerbache have Tottenham left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto on their radar and will launch a £6m bid to acquire the French-born Cameroonian’s services, according to the Daily Mail.
The 29-year-old has spent seven seasons with Spurs thus far – making 195 appearances and finding the back of the net on five occasions – and is out of contract in 2015 but keen to stay at White Hart Lane.
The product of the RC Lens academy – whose senior side he made 74 appearances for before joining Tottenham for an undisclosed fee – also 17 caps for the Cameroon national side.
Assou-Ekotto has not always been the strongest of defenders for Spurs but is good at reading the game and makes his fair share of interceptions.
However, he looks most comfortable when attacking and is often caught out of position after a foray forward. He is capable of putting a good ball into the box and is pretty good with the ball at his feet. Furthermore, he does from time-to-time play a quality raking cross 40+ yard cross-field ball.
The Arras-born left back found it difficult to cement a place in the Spurs squad this season – only making 13 appearances due to injury and Jan Vertonghen’s solid performances at the back.
Should Fenerbache officially log a bid and Tottenham subsequently accept the offer for the defender, then Tottenham will still have enough players capable of playing full back.
The aforementioned Vertonghen has played several times at full back this season and Kyle Naughton, the returning Danny Rose and even Gareth Bale (should he remain at Tottenham) are all capable of playing in the left-back.
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