Tottenham Hotspur considered selling Ben Davies a year before contract extension
Spurs had Ryan Sessegnon coming back from his loan spell at TSG Hoffenheim and Sergio Reguilon was touted to be our first-choice left-back. Nuno Espirito Santo had come in with his own ideas after leaving Wolves.
The uncertainty under Ryan Mason’s short-lived tenure was over that summer after a long search for our new manager. But if Spurs actively decided to keep hold of Davies, then it was one of the best decisions they made during that time.
Even if it happened due to the club failing to offload him – something which can’t be said for sure, of course – then Spurs fans would be grateful that the Welshman stayed on.
Davies is vital at Spurs
Davies, as it turned out, was one of the most important players in Antonio Conte’s first season at Spurs. The Wales international was a regular starter in the Italian manager’s three-man backline.
The 29-year-old finished his eighth year here this summer, after leaving Swansea City back in 2014. Although Spurs have signed Clement Lenglet on a season-long loan deal, one can expect Davies to still fight for his spot.
He is a natural left-back but did not look out of place playing as a left-sided centre-half. If he continues in that role, not a lot of our fans would mind it.
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Davies extended his contract at Spurs earlier this week and is now set to stay at the club until the summer of 2025. That is arguably a show of trust from Conte and co, who would have recognised his role in Tottenham making the top four last season.