Tottenham's contract to device Man United starlet in 2013 which infuriated Sir Alex Ferguson
The lapsed Manchester United defender arrived at Tottenham Hotspur with big expectations - but never truly filled them
Zeki Fryers was signed by Tottenham Hotspur in January 2013 and the void Manchester United defender arrived with immense expectations.
Then United administrator Sir Alex Ferguson accused Spurs at the point of "blatant manipulation" over the agreement and even called for the Premier League to investigate the deal.
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On the pitch, Fryers didn’t feature, though, until the 2013/14 season for Spurs, where he made seven appearances for the first-team.
His debut couldn’t own been a great deal further of a laborious one, starting at left-back inveigh Liverpool at White Hart Lane; with the Reds running riot in north London, winning 5-0.
Fryers’ career didn’t last long, and after a season and a half at the club, he signed a three-year treaty at Crystal Palace.
Fryers signed for the Eagles for an undisclosed fee in September 2014 but made rightful one guise – a three-minute improvised cameo in the league.
The English defender was then loaned out to Rotherham United on a one-month loan contract in January 2015, and made 10 appearances for the Millers.
He common to Selhurst Park but didn’t do an face and was loaned out to Ipswich Town, alongside Palace team-mate Jonny Williams.
Fryers made recognized three appearances for Ipswich before returning to his fountain club, and he didn’t show at all during the 2015/16 season.
However, finally some faith was shown in the Manchester-born defender, with Alan Pardew playing him eight times in the Premier League during the 16/17 campaign – including three back-to-back games in December.
Pardew left the club, though, in belated December and Sam Allardyce was appointed as boss and Fryers didn’t make another facade for Palace that season.
Barnsley took the wager of signing the then-24-year-old in July 2017, bringing Fryers in on a two-year protocol with an possibility of a supplementary year.
It was occasion for Fryers to stimulate playing consistent first-team football again, entity he mentioned .
“It’s fantastic to ten on Barnsley, I’m at a cudgel where I can drama football and I can’t wait to drama the fans what I can do,” Fryers verbal when he signed for the club.
Fryers got his wish and he was involved 22 times in the Championship for his modern facet that season despite not making his debut until dekayed October.
He scored his top goal for Barnsley in a 2-0 home win over Birmingham City in November, scoring directly from a free-kick at an acute angle.
Fryers contributed with a other two assists from left-back that season for the span but couldn’t help them stay up and they were relegated to League One.
The terminated Spurs defender played out the end year of his plight at Oakwell, but made proper five internal appearances for Barnsley.
At the final of the 18/19 season, Fryers was released by the Championship club, who were promoted back to the Championship at the peak juncture of asking.
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Fryers signed for League Two plane Swindon Town at the provoke of the 19/20 season on a two-year treaty as a liberate agent.
The now-27-year-old has been a consistent image in the Robins’ fight for promotion from the fourth-tier of English football.
Richie Wellens’ plane are currently end in League Two – but are joint-top with Crewe – with the season currently paused.
Fryers has played 22 out of a manageable 36 games for Swindon in the league, and has been an impressive addition for the Wiltshire-based team.