Paul Stewart reckons that Ben Davies could become an option for Nuno Espirito Santo should the Tottenham manager play with three at the back like during his time with Wolves.
Despite racking up more than 200 appearances during his seven seasons in north London, the left-back has never quite been first-choice besides a period when Danny Rose was out injured.
However, the 28-year-old has done an impressive job of staying fit and filling in when required – even occasionally playing at centre-back.
Last season, Davies slipped behind Sergio Reguilon in the pecking order, although he still made his fair share of appearances across all four competitions.
But with Santo now likely to play 3-5-2, Davies’ opportunities could improve, with the Welshman the only member of that squad that would be suited to playing left centre-back – the same position he played for his country at Euro 2020.
That could change depending on how Santo fares in the transfer window, but at present, Davies looks the obvious choice.
Asked whether he is good enough to play in a back-three for Santo next season, Stewart exclusively told Football FanCast:
“He might be the only option. So, it’ll be interesting to see.”