Tottenham are ready to make a second offer for defender Ezekiel Fryers after missing out on the former Manchester United left-back in the summer.

Fryers refused to sign a new deal at United and left Old Trafford in order to secure regular first team football. He spent a number of weeks training with Tottenham but a deal could not be agreed and he eventually signed for Belgian side Standard Liege.

Ezekiel Fryers
Ezekiel Fryers has made several first team appaearances for Standard Liege since leaving Man United [Twitter]

It was believed that the compensation package that would have seen Manchester United receive around £6million from a Premier League club meant that Tottenham's interest waned.

"United offered a three-year contract but I rejected the offer," Fryers told FourFourTwo last year. "Spurs were interested but the fee [Manchester United requested] was too much. Then Standard Liege arrived with a good opportunity for me to play regular games and get experience."

This led to Fryers making the bold decision to test himself in a foreign league and he has gone on to make seven first-team appearances, but has struggled to become a regular fixture in the side.

The Daily Mail now believes that Fryers could be offered a route back to the Premier League by Tottenham who are keen to secure some cover for current left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been forced to use Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Naughton as auxiliary left-backs this season as Assou-Ekotto has been out of action since the start of September.

With Danny Rose on a season-long loan at Sunderland, options are limited for Villas-Boas and the Mail believes that he is prepared to once again bid for Fryers.

There are suggestions that Liege would be willing to listen to offers in the region of £3 million, which would be well within Tottenham's budget.

Still just 20 years of age, Fryers has represented England at Under-19 level on three occasions and was part of a successful Manchester youth team that also featured Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison.