Manchester United suffered another blow this week after they lost another young talent as defender Zeki Fryers has agreed on a deal with the Tottenham Hotspurs. Fryers will be Villas-Boas latest acquisition of this summer and it is understood that the he will be placed into the first-team squad. Fryers have agreed on a £20,000 a week contract offer to move to White Hart Lane. Fryers contract expired last season and has rejected to sign a new deal with United as it would not meet his wage demands.
Fryers has been with United's youth system which is entitled to compensation. United wants £6 million for the left-back while the Spurs rate him at around £2 million. However, the compensation fee will be decided by an independent tribunal.
Sir Alex Ferguson has already expressed his concerns over Paul Pogba and Fryers when he spoke to MUTV this week.
"Pogba signed for Juventus a long time ago as far as we're aware. (It) is disappointing. I don't think he showed us any respect at all so, to be honest, I'm quite happy that if they carry on that way, they're probably better doing it away from us"
When asked about the 19 -year-old, Ferguson added the future of England left-back Fryers remains unclear.
"We haven't heard anything from Zeki Fryers," added Ferguson.
"I don't know what's happening there but he's not been in touch with the club. His agent hasn't been in touch with the club and I can only assume he'll be back for training."
Fryers made his debut in the Red Devils' 3-0 victory over Leeds in last season's League Cup but has not appeared in the Premier League since his side's Boxing Day defeat to Blackburn.
Fryers has joined Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba among the list of young, high-profile United departures. Fryers could have been a future left back for United after Patrice Evra. United lost 23-year-old Spaniard Jordi Alba to Spanish giants Barcelona last week and is currently monitoring the situation of Everton left back Leighton Baines who could be the ideal replacement for Evra.
The departure of Fryers to Spurs and Fabio da Silva's year long loan to the Queens Park Rangers could push Ferguson to sign a left back during this summer transfer window. All eyes are on Everton left back Baines and his addition to United squad, which could add more strength to United's defense.