Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte could axe one of his 2021/2022 mainstays this summer, according a report in the last 48 hours from The Telegraph.
The Lowdown: Spurs exits looming?
While much has been made of who could follow Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster through the door at Hotspur Way, there may well be just as many exits at Spurs this summer.
Tottenham are also open to offers for the likes of Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty amid the club’s search for wingback upgrades, but as per a surprise Telegraph update, a more regular starter could also be axed depending on developments.
The Latest: Conte could axe Davies…
According to their information, Spurs, and by extension their manager, could end up axing Wales international Ben Davies if the Lilywhites succeed in their mission to sign a world class left-footed central defender.
It is believed the 29-year-old’s future ‘may come into question’ given he might not be a ‘guaranteed starter’ if a new centre-half comes through the door.
The Verdict: Right call?
A mainstay under Conte at Spurs, the Welshman started 28 top flight matches over 2021/2022 whilst playing the sixth-most minutes out of anyone in the squad (WhoScored).
Former Lilywhites defender Michael Dawson perhaps summed up his contribution last season best, calling him a ‘perfect’ defensive asset who’s been ‘fantastic’ (via football.london).
Who should Conte sign next for Tottenham?
At the very least, Davies would make the ideal squad player and provide real strength in depth for Conte.
In other news: ‘Better and better’ – Tottenham could make announcement ‘in the coming days’, says insider…find out more here.
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