Spurs should sanction Kaboul loan

With reports suggesting that Tottenham Hotspur have rejected a loan offer from Anzhi Makhachkala for defender Younes Kaboul, it has made fans wonder about whether the club should have rejected the move.

The Frenchman has been forced to sit out a majority of the season, making just on Premier League appearance on the opening day of the season following a knee injury which was, initially, supposed to keep him sidelined until November.

However, it’s only recently that Kaboul has returned to training such have been the setbacks for the defender, with the 27-year-old a little over a week away from full fitness. Nevertheless, with a fully fit defence currently performing admirably in Spurs’ quest for a top four finish, it remains to be seen where the form Auxerre man will play his part in the remainder of the season.

With the need for match fitness of vital importance, a short term move to Anzhi could well have benefited both the player and club. The big spending Russian side need a new centre-back following the departure of Christopher Samba to QPR and with Kaboul and the Congolese powerhouse sharing a similar physical build, it would be an almost like for like replacement.

There is the risk that injuries could rack up and see Kaboul thrust into first team action between now and the end of the season, but allowing him to garner some experience before the new campaign will surely see the defender ready for next season.