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Spurs should seriously consider taking a gamble and re-positioning this player

The Tottenham fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are huge fans of young full-back Ben Davies, however they fear his lack of game time could be hurting him and that something needs to be done about it.

Since his move to White Hart Lane in the summer of 2014, the Welshman has proven to be an exceedingly capable deputy to Danny Rose, reliability personified.

While Davies has done excellently well as an understudy for the North London team, perhaps one could argue that his talents are being under-utilised at Spurs.

At the age of just 24, Davies is already an experienced international, having amassed 30 caps for Wales. He was also an instrumental figure in Wales’ indelible European Championship campaign and where does he operate for his country?

The former Swansea defender is one of three centre-halves that Chris Coleman fields.

Many Welshmen regard Davies to be more valuable than captain Ashley Williams, so why don’t Spurs deploy him at centre-back?

The Red Dragon exhibits all the necessary traits to be deployed as a centre-back, he’s quick, agile, athletic, and most importantly of all, composed in possession.

The 24-year-old flaunts a terrific ability to intercept the ball, and he’s also regarded highly for his tendency to complete critical challenges.

With Jan Vertonghen turning 30, it’s timely that Potch opts to infuse youthful exuberance at centre-back.  Davies also has a rocket of a shot in his arsenal and can utilise an excellent range of passes.

It is rare to find such a mature and measured defender, yet Davies ticks all the boxes. He epitomises the role of a modern day, ball-playing centre-half, and while he initially began his career on the left flank, it’s about time that Spurs field him in his strongest position.

If Pochettino entrusts Davies at centre-half, he could prove his status as one of the very best defenders in the Premier League, all he requires is the opportunity to display his talent.

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