Spurs defender Assou-Ekotto is set to join QPR on loan. (Reuters)
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly agreed to allow left back Benoit Assou-Ekotto and central midfielder Tom Carroll to move to Queens Park Ranger on season-long loan deals.
Spurs have been one of the busiest clubs in the summer transfer window spending more than £100m in order to bring seven new players to White Hart Lane.
The arrival of Christian Eriksen, Etienne Capoue and Paulinho has pushed Carroll well down the pecking order and it seems manager Andre Villas-Boas is prepared to allow the midfielder to leave on loan.
Jake Livermore has already joined Hull City on a season-long loan and it seems Carroll will also be allowed to move in order for the youngster to gain more regular first team action.
Earlier today the Press Association reported that the west London club had made an offer and now Sky Italia are reporting that QPR have struck a deal with Tottenham and that he duo will now look to help the Championship side gain an instant return to the Premier League.
Tottenham reached an agreement with QPR to loan Assou-Ekotto and Carroll, according to Sky Italy— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) September 2, 2013
Both players are well known to QPR boss Harry Redknapp who worked with the duo during his time as manager of Tottenham.
Assou-Ekotto was a favourite under Redknapp but has since struggled to convince Villas-Boas that he deserves to be first choice and has fallen behind Danny Rose in the pecking order.
The Cameroon international started just 12 Premier League games last season and has not featured at all in the current campaign as Rose has been preferred.
Carroll made 14 appearances in all competitions in what was a breakthrough season for the youngster but it seems he will now have to impress at QPR in order to prove to Villas-Boas that he deserves a chance at Spurs.
The 21 year old will likely push for regular action at Loftus Road as QPR who have started well this season and currently sit second in the league with 13 points from their opening five games.
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