On the outside looking in
The youngster is a defensive stalwart. There’s no doubt he has the ability to start as one of the three central defenders. However, he isn’t quite ready to make the jump to consistent first team football quite yet. If Rodon falters on the right side of the back three, Tanganga is the next logical choice to step up and take the spot.
Rodon would then swing to the other side, leaving Davies as the odd man out.
Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez
Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez have played themselves out of contention for a starting position. Until they prove otherwise, neither should be given the opportunity until one of their colleagues falters.
The Englishman and Colombian’s futures at Spurs are in doubt, but seeing both of them depart this summer is unlikely. Again, it all depends on who Spurs can bring in. But the club can’t afford to offload both players without arriving reinforcements.
Ryan Sessegnon provides a superb backup option on the left for Reguilon. He made 23 Bundesliga appearances on loan at Hoffenheim, 17 of which as a starter. He would have played more had he not suffered an injury that kept him out of the lineup for over a month, spanning seven league fixtures. Nuno is a huge proponent of Sessegnon’s, which provides an exciting platform for the 21-year-old to build from as he returns to pre-season training at Hotspur Way.
Serge Aurier is by all intents and purposes on his way out of north London. The club hasn’t made a deal yet, but the Ivorian has made his intention to leave clear. Stranger things have happened, but I don’t see Aurier retaining his starting spot.