The Mirror are reporting that Spurs have put in an £8m bid for Swansea and Wales left-back Ben Davies. The Welshman would be Mauricio Pochettino’s first signing as Spurs manager should the deal go ahead.
Apparently Davies is already on his way to London to finalise personal negotiations. Tottenham fans hearts may be racing as they may be feeling a sense of deja-vu, as former Welsh wizard Gareth Bale began out as a left-back and soon made his way up the field before notching up an £85m price tag. Can Spurs fans dare to imagine?
One thing that is for sure is that Danny Rose and Benoit Assou-Ekotto will now face stiff competition for the left-back spot with the imminent arrival of Davies. It would seem that either Rose or Ekotto may have to leave the club with high interest in Davies seeming like he’ll be the number one choice.
At just 21-years-old, Davies has youth on his side but is also a richly capped left back with 71 appearances for the Swans. Held in high regard at Swansea, it comes at no surprise that the Welsh outfit are rather reluctant to see their young-man leave the Liberty Stadium. Tipped as a future star for club and country, Spurs will be delighted if they can snap up the youngster at such a low price considering Luke Shaw’s £27m transfer to United last week. Could this be one of the coups of the season for the London club?
By Oliver Baines | June 30th, 2014