Liverpool seem hellbent on signing a left back this summer and, with the deal for Alberto Moreno seemingly stagnating they reportedly made a bid for Swansea’s Ben Davies this week. The bid was rejected, says The Telegraph and Tottenham have wasted no time in bettering it.
In fact, The Telegraph reports this afternoon that Swansea have accepted a bid of £10m from Tottenham for the signature of the player. They say:
Tottenham agree £10m fee with Swansea for Ben Davies but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is weighing up improved offer for Wales international
The source says that Liverpool are considering an improved bid for the player even though they are reportedly still in the hunt for Alberto Moreno.
You might imagine that the lure of Champions League football would be a big attraction for the 21 year old. The fact that Liverpool is geographically closer to Swansea may also be seen as a determining factor.
But Swansea have reportedly been unhappy with the way that Liverpool have conducted their business in relation to another Reds target, Wilfried Bony, and may prefer to do a deal with Tottenham.
Davies has been a revelation for Swansea during their time in The Premier League. At 21 he’s already played 84 times for Swansea, scoring 3 goals. He’s also turned out 10 times for the Wales national side.
Whichever way this one goes it looks as if it’s coming to a head pretty quickly and will be resolved one way or the other imminently.
Let’s take a look at the lad in action. Tottenham fans: is this guy the long term answer to the problem left-back position?