COMMENT By Harvey Byrne

Tottenham are a team with very few flaws in their side and many consider a number of their players to be among the best in the Premier League.

However, while their first 11 is incredibly strong their backup is often lacking and one player in particular is full-back Ben Davies.

Now, Spurs do have Danny Rose in their team, meaning that it is unlikely that the club could attract a left-back star to join without the guarantees of first team football.

So, here, Football Insider have identified three reasons why Tottenham should sign Southampton left-back and starting member of Chelsea’s 2012 Champions League winning team Ryan Bertrand.

Something to prove

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Despite starting for Chelsea as they won the Champions League in a bold move made by manager Roberto Di Matteo, it is fair to say he never became an established part of the Blues’ team.

He eventually left the south London-based side in 2015 after nine years at the club for Southampton in a fee thought to be around £10million and he has since starred.

Now, it is also fair to say that the Saints aren’t one of the big teams in the English top-flight and Bertrand may feel as though he has something to prove to one of the top teams before his career finishes.


One thing Mauricio Pochettino has built at Tottenham is an English core and Bertrand would only add to that.

With Three Lions stars Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker and Rose all in the squad it would be expected that Bertrand could fit in easily.

The Southampton man is also the backup to Rose in the national team, meaning the duo can keep each other on their toes at both club and international level.

Premier League experience

Tottenham have brought a lot of flops from around Europe in recent windows, including Clinton N’Jie, Vincent Janssen and Kevin Wimmer.

However, Pochettino has also found success in buying from English clubs and Victor Wanyama has proven a revelation after his move from Southampton last summer.

Now, Bertrand is unlikely to have the same impact in the Spurs team as they Kenya international, but if he has a similar career at Tottenham, as Kieran Trippier has done following his move from Burnley then Spurs fans will consider it to be a worthwhile signing.

In other Tottenham transfer news, Kyle Walker has reportedly had a bust up with manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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