Spurs chasing Ben Davies but how does he compare with Danny Rose?

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Mauricio Pochettino has made signing a new left-back his priority and Spurs have recommended Swansea's Ben Davies to the new manager.

The 21-year-old Welsh international has been watched by several big clubs, and was linked with a move to Atletico Madrid just a couple of months ago.

Pochettino's former club Southampton have also been linked with Davies as a potential replacement for Luke Shaw, suggesting that the Argentine may already be a fan.

Spurs are now thought to be lining up a move for the Swansea youngster, to add competition for the left-back spot at Spurs with Danny Rose, who struggled with injuries for much of last season.

Rose is naturally a left-midfielder and often is found out of position in defence as a result, and Davies outperformed him in many areas last campaign.

Davies scored twice compared to Rose's one goal, and made more successful passes and crosses that the Spurs fullback.

Defensively, Rose was also inferior to Davies, with the Welshman winning more tackles and interceptions, and at just 21, is two years younger than the Tottenham man.

  TeamPosAppsBig Chance CreatedGoalsAccurate CrossWon TackleAccurate PassInterception WonMins
Ben Davies Swansea DF 34 2 2 20 59 1,393 63 2,873
Danny Rose Spurs DF 22 2 1 15 46 717 44 1,902

Rose still has a lot to offer Pochettino, as he always looks dangerous going forward, and if played in his natural position on the left side of midfield, Rose would certainly create opportunities for those around him.

If Spurs were to sign Davies, it would undoubtedly strengthen their defence, and if it's anything to go by, the last young Welsh left-back signed by Spurs ended up being pretty good, and broke the world transfer record with his move to Real Madrid.

Davies looks to have played his last game for Swansea with so many clubs interested in securing his services for next season, and Spurs are looking to win the race.

Would Ben Davies be a good signing for Spurs?

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