Martin Keown has transfer advice for Tottenham Hotspur; doesn't like Ben Davies

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur is consoled by Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur as he leaves the field injured during the Premier League match between Sunderland and...

Martin Keown isn't a fan of the 24-year-old Tottenham Hotspur man.

Stephan Lichtsteiner of Juventus tackles Ben Davies of Tottenham during the pre-season match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Martin Keown has told The Daily Mail that Tottenham Hotspur need a new left-back this summer, adding that Ben Davies isn't good enough to replace Danny Rose long term.

The Wales defender has been Tottenham's first-choice left-back for most of the calendar year so far after Rose's 2016-17 campaign was cut short by injury in January.

The England ace is due back in September, but it remains to be seen if he will win his spot back under Mauricio Pochettino, let alone even be at the club, after an explosive interview earlier this month in which he seemed to criticise Spurs' transfer and wage policy.

Ben Davies #33 of Tottenham Hotspur kicks the ball during the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur at Camping World Stadium on July 22,...

Should he leave, Keown isn't convinced that the 24-year-old has what it takes to replicate Rose's standard this season, suggesting Pochettino should bring in someone else in.

"They could do with spending some money on a left back and more pace in the wide areas," the Arsenal legend told The Daily Mail.

"Spurs have lost Kyle Walker to City and Danny Rose to injury.

Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur and Kyle Walker of Tottenham  Hotspur warm up prior to kickoff during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London...

"Those two were such a potent weapon last season. Kieran Trippier is capable of bombing down the right hand side but Ben Davies cannot replicate the job of Rose."

Keown might be a little harsh on the former Swansea City man, who has done a very decent job in defence since taking over from Rose, but it's true that Tottenham would improve by signing a better player.

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