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Why Tottenham Would Regret If They Sell This Star To Manchester City

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Kompany has been out since November after injuring his knee ligaments

Manchester City’s defensive issues are there for everyone to see this season. Under new manager Pep Guardiola, City began the season in an exhilarating fashion, but have seen their performances plummet in recent times, which sees them pushed out to the fifth place in the Premier League table.

Over the weekend, they were handed a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the Goodison Park by Everton, quashing their hopes for the Premier League title further. The Toffees’ exploited the weakness in the Citizen’s defensive areas to great effect, and three of their four goals came from the right-flank, highlighting how much of a terrible outing City left-back Gael Clichy had to endure.

Clichy along with Aleksandar Kolarov are the only two left-back options available for Pep Guardiola and neither have been convincing enough to warrant a regular spot in the starting line-up. Clichy seems to be devoid of confidence at the moment, while Kolarov’s constantly changing positions – he has been used as left-back, a centre-back in a two-man defence and a left-sided centre-back in a three-man defence; seems to have left him unsure over his best role.

With both left-backs at 31 years of age, and struggling to perform at the required level, it is hardly surprising that Guardiola has been linked with a move for a new left-back for quite some time now. And after having targeted Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose earlier, it has now been reported that the Sky Blues are instead planning a swoop for fellow Spurs’ left-back Ben Davies.

Ben Davies is due to play after over a month on the sidelines

The 23-year old Welshman ticks plenty of boxes for the Mancunian club, given his homegrown status and age while he can also fill in as a centre-back in a three-man defence, which is exactly the type of player Guardiola has been craving for. With City willing to offer up to £20 million for him, but should Tottenham go forward with this deal?

Absolutely not.

Davies has not featured very prominently for the Londoners this season and has made only 13 appearances so far across all competitions, that comprise of a meagre 3 starts in the Premier League, given Rose’s excellent form this term.

However, Spurs are mounting an excellent title challenge and are one of the favourites to take home the trophy come May and for that dream to come true, Spurs should not and will not be letting Davies go, given the lack of backup option. Plus, with Jan Vertonghen’s recent ankle injury against West Bromwich Albion, which is feared to be quite a serious one, Davies’ role could become more pivotal given his abilities to slot in on the left-side of the three centre-back system, as he did to great effect for the Wales National Team in the Euros last year.

With the business end of the season fast approaching and Tottenham’s involvement in the Europa League and the FA Cup, a sale would be ill-advised at this point of time. And given their title aspirations, it would be very unwise to let go of an important squad player, that too to a direct rival, at this stage.

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