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Report: Ben Davies is close to penning a new Tottenham contract

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Report: Ben Davies is close to penning a new Tottenham contract

Tottenham defender Ben Davies is reportedly set to sign a new long-term contract with the club.

According to the Daily Mail, the 26-year-old is “close to agreeing” a new deal with Spurs.

It is understood that the Wales international will commit his future to the North London club with a fresh five-year deal.

The report details that he could be considered the club’s first-choice left-back too, as teammate Danny Rose is on a list of players that are available to leave this summer to raise funds.

Davies has been with Spurs since 2014 when he joined from Swansea City and been an important player under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

 

His current £60,000-a-week deal (Spotrac) is due to expire in 2021, but he is set to extend his stay with last season’s Champions League runners-up.

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TBR’s View:

Davies is such a valuable player within the Spurs squad that often gets overlooked, but he steps in well whenever he’s required.

The left-back made 40 appearances across all competitions last season and has now featured in 168 games for Spurs.

He’s deserving of a new deal due to his consistent displays and his versatility to slot in at centre-back when needed is something that Pochettino sometimes relies on.

But it seems a strange decision for English full-back Rose to be granted an exit, as he looked in excellent form last season and the system worked quite well of having him rotate with Davies.

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