Tottenham at left-back next season
Unless Real Madrid comes back and grabs Sergio Reguilon using their buy-back clause it is safe to say that whoever the coach is for Tottenham, the Spaniard will be in the plans. Reguilón is an exciting young player who provides real punch going forward.
He still has much to learn as a defender – witness the last day’s own goal and mistakes – but seems to be willing to learn. Sergio Reguilón should be a big part of this team moving forward, with a contract that runs until 2025, we have to hope Reguilón continues to grow as a player.
Ben Davies has now been at Tottenham going on seven years but is still only 28-years-old. Perhaps Davies’ best attribute going forward is his positional flexibility. Davies played in four different positions for Tottenham including both center-back positions.
Tottenham is in need of at least one left-sided center-back, Ben Davies could potentially be considered as part of the rotation there moving forward. This is especially true if a manager that likes to employ a 3 back-formation.
There are other left-backs at Tottenham
Depending on the manager and what direction he wants to take the team there are two further options to consider for left-back. Ryan Sessegnon was a big signing a few summers ago and spent the season on loan in Germany with Hoffenheim.
Sessegnon certainly got a lot more minutes in Germany than he would have at Tottenham, getting just south of 2,000 minutes from 29 appearances. Still, a threat going forward, adding a goal and two assists, Sessegnon also had some injury issues.
The English took a knock in early January and did not return until late February. By then it took time for Sessegnon to get back into match shape and playing big minutes. After scoring two goals and adding two assists in his first 10 matches in Germany – before his injury – Sessegnon only had one assist the areas to the season.
The final possibility already on the roster is Dennis Cirkin, the 19-year-old left-back playing with the U23 team. Again depending on the manager and his plans for the team and the fullback position, Cirkin may still have a big future at N17.
At this point, the most important thing is for Tottenham to bring in a new manager, so that person can decide who is going to be with the team and who needs to be transferred out or go out on loan. With potentially four in-house options, surely someone will tickle the coach’s fancy and someone will be looking for a new opportunity.