Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game at Aston Villa, Antonio Conte reserved special praise for a man who has more than earned his moment in the spotlight.
“Ben is having a fantastic season,” he said Spurs boss said about Wales international Davies.
“He’s a reliable player, he scored an important goal for us (in the 5-1 win against Newcastle) and I think he deserved that goal. Ben plays an important role for us as a central defender and shows that he’s a really good player.”
However, there seems to be some durability to Davies’ striking resurgence down the left of Conte’s favored three-pointer. It has proven to be an excellent short-term solution. But the Spurs plan for the long term.
Ben Davies out, David Carmo in?
Corresponding the athleteTottenham have already made a new left-back one of their top priorities heading into the summer transfer window.
Josko Gvardiol, Leeds’ £50m adventurer, tops Fabio Paratici’s histlist.
According to The Athletic, RB Leipzig’s Croatia international will be closely followed by Nico Schlotterbeck, seemingly Milan-bound Sven Botman and Conte’s former Inter favorite Alessandro Bastoni.
A name not However, The Athletic’s list of four includes David Carmo. But could that change sooner rather than later?
Armo came within reach of a move to Anfield last year – Braga boss Carlos Carvalhal was “convinced” his estimated £21million fortune was on the way to Liverpool – but there is another Premier League giant who has him needs a lot more than Jurgen Klopp’s side are doing right now.
Carmo finally prefers his left foot. Like Botman, Schlotterbeck, Bastoni and Gvardiol. He is a confident but cultured central defender. One whose “enormous physical prowess and tactical awareness” have drawn comparisons to Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos.
Also, Braga plays with a back three – just like Conte’s Tottenham.
There is no evidence yet that Tottenham are one of the clubs targeting Carmo. But it would be a big surprise if they are not.
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