Paul Robinson has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur would be ‘crazy’ to let Ben Davies go amid interest from Serie A outfit Napoli in his services.
The Lowdown: Multiple Spurs stars linked with summer exits
Moving into the 2021/22, keeping hold of their prize assets will likely be crucial to prospective success at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next term, with Harry Kane and Serge Aurier both heavily linked with exits from north London this summer.
Furthermore, Welsh international Davies has also been named as a prospective departure from N17, with the aforementioned Napoli courting his signature [The Sun].
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The Latest: Robinson drops damning Davies sale verdict
Robinson was not best pleased upon hearing the rumours about Davies possibly leaving. Speaking to Football Insider, the former Tottenham goalkeeper issued a plea to retain the left-back, stating:
“It would be crazy to allow a player like Ben Davies to leave when there is no manager in place.
“There is a very good squad of players at Spurs but at the end of the day Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho could not win a trophy with them.
“Whichever manager comes in, it is not about picking up where Mourinho left off. This squad needs a rebuild now. They need two new centre-halves for a start.
“The nucleus of the squad is very good though and Ben Davies would fall into that category. He has been an incredibly consistent performer for Spurs over the years.
“I would not like to see him go before we know who is in charge and what direction they want to go in.”
The Verdict: Tottenham should look to keep hold of Davies
Alluding to Davies’ reputation as a reliable performer since his acquisition from Swansea City in 2014 [BBC], Robinson correctly points out that the Welshman still has a lot more to offer in a Spurs jersey.
Fundamentally, only a new manager should have the power to decide incomings and outgoings, and they should be granted every affordable chance to do so.
In 2020/21, the left-back made 38 appearances for Tottenham, chipping in with five goal contributions in the form of one goal and four assists [Transfermarkt]. Furthermore, Davies was an impressive performer for Wales at Euro 2020, with 15 ball recoveries in their four tournament matches [UEFA].
Ultimately, someone like the 28-year-old could provide continuity within what is almost certain to be a rebuilding season at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2021/22.
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