Kevin Phillips claimed Alex Sandro would be an upgrade on Ben Davies if Tottenham were to complete a deal for the Juventus defender this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Sunderland and West Brom striker suggested Jose Mourinho would prioritise a left-back and a centre-half if Jan Vertonghen leaves at the end of his contract.

Vertonghen, 33, is out of contract at the end of June but the Premier League today announced that expiring deals can be extended until the end of the season.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Spurs are eyeing a summer move for Brazil and Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, 29, and are willing to offer cash plus Serge Aurier in return.

Sandro has made 31 appearances this season for the Serie A champions, providing four assists.

When asked by Football Insider if a left-back would be high on Mourinho’s shopping list, Phillips said: “Left-back and centre-half have to be the priority with Vertonghen looking likely to leave.

“Defensively they will have to strengthen in the summer.

“If they can get a decent left-back in it could be a very exciting area of the pitch for Spurs.

“Ben Davies is a good player but, wow, if you can bring in a class player like that, it would be a good signing for Tottenham. Sandro looks a class player.”

Football Insider understands Vertonghen will not sign a new deal at the club and will leave this summer on a free.

Danny Rose is still on the Lilywhites’ books but, like Vertonghen, looks set to leave on a Bosman once his loan deal at Newcastle United expires.

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