By Wayne Veysey

15th Jan, 2017 | 2:55pm

Forget Wimmer: Tottenham fans urge Pochettino to replace Vertonghen with this £20m-rated ace

By Harry Sykes

Tottenham fans have urged Mauricio Pochettino to replace the injured Jan Vertonghen with Ben Davies in the coming weeks.

Pochettino admitted on Saturday that the ankle problem the Belgium international sustained in the 4-0 demolition of West Brom “looks bad” and he could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The loss of Vertonghen for an extended period is a major blow as he has been an integral member of the Premier League’s meanest defence in the last two seasons.

The centre-back has also looked extremely comfortable in the new 3-5-2 formation used by Pochettino in recent weeks, alongside Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld.

Tottenham fans want Pochettino to stick with the system of three centre-backs that has paid rich dividends in recent matches, most notably in the impressive victories over Chelsea, Watford and West Brom.

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Kevin Wimmer is a natural centre-back and might appear the more obvious replacement but Spurs followers believe left-back Davies, who the Sun claim is a £20million target for Manchester City, would be a better choice after the form he showed in that position for Wales at Euro 2016.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Vertonghen will not be an easy player to replace as he has been in the team from the start for 20 of Spurs’ 21 league matches this season.

Tottenham, who climbed to second after Saturday’s triumph, have conceded just 14 Premier League goals, the best record in the top flight.

 

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