Tottenham Hotspur want to take Alexander Buttner on loan in January according to Gelderlander and have made an official enquiry to Manchester United this week.
The 24-year-old has only made a handful of appearances for United this season under David Moyes and has admitted that a ‘broken promise’ of making more appearances this season than he did in his first at Old Trafford could see him leave the club.
Buttner’s agent has already confirmed that AS Roma and Genoa have expressed an interest to take Buttner on loan in January and now it looks like Tottenham have joined the chase for him.
From United’s perspective, it would be a great move as not only would it free up a space in the squad for a January signing but it could open up the possibility to negotiate with Tottenham in the future about the likes of Mousa Dembele, given how many midfielders Tottenham has in the ranks.
Tottenham already took a left back from United in the past in Zeki Fryers, albeit in backhanded circumstances given that Daniel Levy swerved paying United compensation fees by buying him less than a year after he moved to Standard Liege.
From Tottenham’s perspective, a loan deal for Buttner would give them back-up as they have already sent Benoit Assou-Ekotto on loan to QPR. Alternatively, they could just as easily call him back from Harry Redknapp’s side.
For me, Buttner isn’t good enough to be a United player and it is only a matter of time before he leaves United. If that can happen in January on a loan deal so that others can be brought in, it should be seen as a positive move by David Moyes.