Former Spurs man claims club would be ‘crazy’ to sell defender this summer

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Former Tottenham player, Paul Robinson has claimed that Tottenham would be crazy to sell Ben Davies this summer without a manager in place (Football Insider).

Robinson argued that the nucleus of the Spurs squad is very good, although investment is needed beyond that, claiming that Ben Davies is worth keeping.

At the very least, the former keeper said that Davies should not be sold until a new head coach is appointed, assumedly basing his future on whether the new boss liked him or not.

It was reported earlier this month that Napoli were eyeing a move for the left-back this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport – as relayed by Sport Witness).

Davies, who has been starring for Wales at Euro 2020 this month, played 38 games across all competitions for Spurs last season, including 20 in the Premier League (TransferMarkt).

The 28-year-old has three years left on his contract in North London and has been a steady squad player for many years at Tottenham.

Robinson said: “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.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Ben Davies is definitely worth keeping if Spurs move to a back three next season. He is the only one with vast experience playing on the left side of a back three, while Reguilon and Sessegnon could then alternate at left-wing-back.

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