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Tottenham Hotspur Renew Defender’s Contract: How Does He Fit Into Conte’s Plans?

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Sky Sports has mentioned in a report that Tottenham Hotspur have successfully renewed the contract for Ben Davies. It is understood that the contract has been extended for another three years as the defender added another 12 months to his previous contract which will now expire in 2025.

Davies’ Impressive Campaign With Tottenham Hotspur Last Season

Ben Davies has enjoyed a solid campaign with Spurs as he produced some dominant displays at the backline. He managed to score a goal and create an assist over 35 appearances across all fronts.

The Neath-born sensation has performed consistently in the defensive end of the field based on his averages of 1.2 tackles, 1.0 interceptions and 2.5 clearances per game in the Premier League. He has even been tidy with his ball distribution making 1.5 long balls per game and completing 85% of his attempted passes in the English top flight (stats via whoscored).

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Danny Ings of Aston Villa is challenged by Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on April 09, 2022, in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
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How Does He Fit Into Conte’s Plans?

Davies is a solid defender as he can time his tackles well and make some clever interceptions to win the ball back for his side. He excels at holding on to the ball and distributing it effectively to his teammates. The Wales international has been a crucial part of the defensive department at Tottenham.

The 29-year-old has a high calibre and has come out on the top for the Lilywhites in the hour of need. He has a guaranteed starting place in Antonio Conte’s first team and we could see a beautiful partnership with Cristian Romero, although Spurs are yet to announce the Argentine’s permanent switch to North London.

Clement Lenglet’s addition to the squad will bring in more competition in the backline and that would push the other defenders to play at their best if they want to keep hold of their position at North London. Davies will undoubtedly continue to perform at the highest level for a couple of years, so the Italian tactician has been wise to keep hold of him for another three years.

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