Davies could lose spot after undergoing surgery ahead of Spurs pre-season

Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has undergone groin surgery but will return for pre-season training, according to Sky Sports.

What’s the word?

The left-back has been a back-up to Danny Rose throughout the 2018/19 season, making a total of 27 Premier League appearances, along with nine in the Champions League.

He was named as a substitute for the final, as Spurs lost 2-0 to Liverpool, and was then included in the Wales squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Croatia and Hungary.

He has now gone under the knife, however, after initially putting off the surgery in order to play a part in the international fixtures.

Spurs will be involved in the International Champions Cup from August 8th and the report claims that Davies is likely to be fit enough to be involved.

Looking over his shoulder

Davies may well be feeling a tad paranoid.

Spurs are continuing to track Fulham left-back-cum-winger Ryan Sessegnon this summer ahead of a potential move.

Indeed, The Guardian claim that he has told the Cottagers he will not be signing a new contract and that he has set his heart on a move to north London.

And if the Welshman cannot recover properly, he could well be relegated to third-choice under Pochettino.

Thus far, of course, he has been a more than able deputy to Rose but he will need to prove his fitness to be assured of that position again in 2019/20.

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