Tottenham poised for summer swoop on United youngster

After it became apparent in recent weeks that the youngster may be one of several Manchester United starlets looking to leave the side, Tottenham are keen pounce on the signature of Ezekiel Fryers at the next opportunity.

Fryers, Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison were all reportedly going through disputes with the club regarding their future and linked with January moves away as a result, with Morrison completing a late move to West Ham for a fee of £1m.

The breakdown of the relationship is supposedly due in large to contract negotiations becoming strenuous and Pogba looks almost certain to leave in the summer with his contract set to expire in July.

Fryers has only played 69 minutes of Premier League football this season as well as an additional two minutes in the Champions League, but the 19 year-old is being tipped for a bright future.

The Red Devils youth product is also an England Under-19 international, having racked up 10 appearances for the side since 2010.

Fryers operates from left-back but is also capable of functioning at centre-back and considering the defensive issues the reigning Premier League champions are currently experiencing, is fairly useful cover.

Nemanja Vidic has of course been ruled out for the rest of the season with a badly twisted knee and Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jones and the da Silva twins have all had their share of injury woes this campaign.

Spurs were being linked with a number of defenders in January and brought in Ryan Nelsen as part of a last minute deal, but may still appreciate more cover for Benoit Assou-Ekotto than Danny Rose.

Fryers would be expected to carry a similar £1m price-tag as former teammate Ravel Morrison but Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly looking to tie his youngster down on a new deal.

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