A claim has emerged on Tottenham Hotspur and their pursuit of a new centre-back in the summer transfer window…
Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge is confident that Spurs will get a deal over the line to bolster that position before the end of August.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Firstly, I think Ben Davies had a great season and was Wales’ best player in their recent win against Ukraine, and he immediately strengthens Tottenham’s bench next season if Spurs do get that left centre-back.
“I do think they will get that left centre-back, I don’t think there’s any worry about that, it’s which one they will get.”
The Spurs supporters will be delighted with this claim from Bridge for multiple reasons.
Firstly, it shows that there is a desire from Fabio Paratici, Daniel Levy and Antonio Conte to continue to improve the squad heading into the next Premier League campaign.
They have already brought in three fresh recruits in the form of Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster and this latest report confirms that they are not done there. The club want to add more and the fans will be buzzing with the ambition being shown by those behind the scenes.
After securing Champions League football for next season, Tottenham could be excused for being happy with keeping the likes of Dejan Kulusevsi, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane alongside adding one or two. Instead, they are clearly trying to bolster their starting XI to compete on all fronts next term and that should excite the fanbase.
Supporters will also be delighted with the suggestion that Davies will be the player to be replaced in the team for the 2022/23 campaign.
The Wales international averaged a lower SofaScore rating than Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Christian Romero in the Premier League last season. He also ranks in the 22nd percentile or lower for interceptions, blocks, and clearances per 90 across Europe’s top five leagues and European competition in the last 365 days.
This suggests that he is a player the club can, realistically, improve upon because he was not one of the best players in his position at the club last term and is one of the least impressive centre-backs – in terms of defensive actions – in Europe.
Therefore, fans will be pleased to know that the club plan to replace him this summer with a new signing to take his place.