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Landing Tierney would be seriously bad news for this £16.2m-rated Tottenham star

Tottenham supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their team take a step closer to another top four finish in the Premier League courtesy of a 2-0 win over Watford on Monday night.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their encounter with the Hornets just two points ahead of fifth place Chelsea following their 1-0 victory at Swansea City on Saturday, thus needing a response if they are to secure a third successive season of Champions League football. And Spurs did just that at Wembley as goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane sealed a comfortable success for the North Londoners, thus moving them five points clear of the Blues with three games remaining.

Thus, there have been many happy Tottenham fans in the Tavern in the last few days, several of whom are hoping that their side can do what is needed in the final three matches of the campaign to secure another top four finish.

In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Spurs supporters to get their teeth into, not least recent reports suggesting that Bournemouth have joined their club in pursuit of Celtic left back Kieran Tierney.

Yet if Spurs were indeed to win the race for the 20-year-old sensation, it would surely spell bad news for £16.2 million-rated Tottenham star Ben Davies (as per Transfermarkt).

Ultimately, the 24-year-old has made the left back spot his own this season following the injury and struggles for form of fellow defender Danny Rose, with Davies appearing in 28 Premier League games for Pochettino’s side, in which time he has scored twice and laid on six assists.

And while he has done well and was perhaps slightly unlucky not to be named in the PFA Team of the Season last month, there are some Spurs fans who are still unsure as to whether the Wales international has what it takes to perform on the big stage on a regular basis, which is something Tierney has somewhat done effectively in recent times in Celtic’s Champions League games.

Thus, just when it looked like Davies had won one battle with a fellow left back for the starting role at Spurs, it looks like he could be set for another one, and one that may not result in the same outcome.

At the age of 20, Tierney has got everything required to go on and become an outstanding full back, be it ability in the final third of the pitch or indeed defensive discipline, and he will almost certainly be backed by manager Pochettino, not least because they will likely have to spend a lot to bring him to the club, but also because he is young and destined for big things.

As such, Davies could find regular first team football hard to come by in North London next term were Tottenham to indeed land Celtic’s Tierney, speculation which is sure to come as bad news to the 24-year-old Welshman.

Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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