Standard Liege weigh into Spurs-Man Utd row

09:40 05 January 2013

Zeki Fryers in action for Man Utd. Photo: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Zeki Fryers in action for Man Utd. Photo: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport


Standard Liege defended the deal they had agreed with Zeki Fryers to move to Tottenham that caused Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to become enraged.

The 20-year-old left the Red Devils in the summer to join Standard Liege, despite interest from Spurs but the two clubs couldn’t agree a fee, but has subsequently joined the Lilywhites in January.

A statement on the Belgian club’s website tonight read: “The young defender felt homesick and had difficulty acclimating to life away from home and family.

“So when the London club became interested we understood the situation and were not opposed to the return of the player in England.”

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