Tottenham's need to cover their defensive necessities on the left side of the pitch prompted them to make a loan move for Paul Konchesky with Chris Perry making the move the other way to the Valley.
The East Londoner first sprang to the attention of the public in 1997, when he starred for Charlton Athletic in the left-back position. In the following five seasons under Alan Curbishley, Konchesky developed into a left-sided player of some note. Sometimes in defence, sometimes in midfield, he produced some performances that caught the eye of England boss Sven Goran Eriksson, who gave him his chance in the national side.
Frustrated prior to the the start of the 2003-04 season, Konchesky asked for a transfer and although he did not get his move, the lack of opportunity to play on the left for the Addicks produced his loan swap to Spurs. In the few games he had, Paul showed that he was an energetic worker and liked to get up-field in support of the forwards. However, his failure to show good distribution of the ball and with players returning from injury, he returned to Charlton as he had not impressed enough to spend the money that the Addicks were asking.
However, he left Charlton Athletic after being played out of position, which he felt might affect his future England career, so moved on to play at West Ham United and then Fulham. Got a dream move to Liverpool that turned into a nightmare, when his old Fulham boss Roy Hodgson departed Anfield, ending up with him going out on loan to Nottingham Forest and Konchesky left the Scousers at the end of his one season there by joining Leicester City in the summer of 2011.