Could Ben Davies save Tottenham Hotspur a lot of money this summer?

Wales' Ben Davies during the press conference

The left-back has excelled in a central position for Wales.

Wales' Ben Davies during the press conferenceWales' Ben Davies during the press conference

Wales have qualified for the knockout stages of the European Championships – finishing top of their group ahead of rivals England.

It came after a comprehensive 3-0 win over Russia, whilst England could only muster a 0-0 draw against Slovakia.

- Wales' Ben Davies and Russia's Aleksandr Kokorin in action.- Wales' Ben Davies and Russia's Aleksandr Kokorin in action.

Once again Wales were in fine form, with one Tottenham Hotspur player shining yet again.

Ben Davies has put in a string of excellent performances for his country. Despite that, he remains a divisive figure at Tottenham.

England's Harry Kane in action with Wales' Ben DaviesEngland's Harry Kane in action with Wales' Ben Davies

At left-back he often struggles to have the same impact on a game that Danny Rose might. But for Wales he plays as one of a trio of centre-backs – and perhaps he could go on to save Tottenham some cash this summer.

Spurs are said to be looking for another new centre-back, but with Davies looking equally, if not more, adept at the heart of defence rather than wide then perhaps he is a genuine option there for Mauricio Pochettino going forward.

Tottenham's Ben Davies and Monaco's Nabil DirarTottenham's Ben Davies and Monaco's Nabil Dirar

With Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Kevin Wimmer clearly all capable of playing central defence in the Premier League, Eric Dier also a potent central defensive option and the emergence of American Cameron Carter-Vickers – this extra string to Davies’ bow might just provide Spurs with all the cover they possibly need at centre-back.

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