MICHAEL Laudrup reckons left-back sensation Ben Davies could be a future star in central defence.
Davies has enjoyed a spectacular breakthrough season at Swansea City having been thrust into the first team after Neil Taylor shattered his ankle back in September.
With Taylor now closing in on a comeback, questions are being raised about how Laudrup will keep his two Welsh international full-backs happy.
And the Swansea manager has suggested that moving Davies into a central role could be one solution.
"In the future, my personal opinion is that Ben can be a good left-footed centre-back," Laudrup said.
"Maybe in some people's minds over here he lacks a little bit of height for that position, but I think in time he can play there.
"He is getting stronger in the air and physically he is getting stronger as well.
"And left-footed centre-backs are hard to find. Look how many sides play with two right-footed centre-backs — we are one of them."
Taylor played 90 minutes for Swansea's development squad earlier this week, the first game he has completed since suffering that awful injury against Sunderland.
He has now made three appearances for the under-21s and is hopeful of seeing some first-team action before the season is out.
With Taylor and Davies available, Laudrup will be spoilt for choice on the left flank of his defence.
"For a great part of the season we have spoken about the lack of alternatives in certain positions but never at left-back — even though we only had one all season," Laudrup added.
"We brought in Dwight (Tiendalli) after Neil got injured, but he is right-footed and is better at right-back.
"We have only had one left-footed left-back for almost all of the season and next season I want two players for each position, so I see Ben and Neil now as two left-backs."