Tottenham’s back line is ageing and Mauricio Pochettino is in the process of changing things.
As Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld are set to enter the final years of their playing career, Pochettino has already moved to find long-term successors.
Juan Foyth and Davinson Sanchez have been integrated into the team and that looks set to be the Spurs centre-back partnership for years to come.
But as he has done with Tottenham’s central defence, Pochettino also needs to start thinking about the long-term benefits of bringing in a new left-back.
Danny Rose will turn 29 by the start of next season and Pochettino will know that he only has a few years left at the top of his game.
At the moment, Rose rotates with Ben Davies, but the Welshman is more suited to a back-up role at Spurs.
Looking ahead to the long-term future, Bristol City left-back Lloyd Kelly could be the perfect answer for Tottenham.
According to The Mirror, Tottenham will battle Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United for the England under-21 international.
With 25 tackles, 44 clearances, 17 interceptions and 15 blocks, according to Who Scored, Kelly is impressing in the Championship and looks ready to step up.
The 20-year-old is at the perfect age to come in now, deputise for Rose and Davies and then provide a long-term solution like Foyth and Sanchez.