Swansea City left-back Ben Davies has been advised to join Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window by club captain Ashley Williams.

Davies has been heavily linked with becoming new Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino's first signing of his spell at White Hart Lane.

The 21 year old is among the highest rated full-backs in the Premier League and has often been mentioned with a switch to the highest echelons of the top flight.

And Swansea and Wales skipper Williams has given his blessing to Davies' seemingly imminent move to Tottenham, and ssys he would be a great fit at White Hart Lane.

"He would fit in well there without doubt," Williams told the South Wales Evening Post. "If he does not go now and we don't make it to the top then he will leave at some point because he deserves to be at the top of the league. We will see how it pans out.

"Tottenham are a big club, they are not a small team, and if he wants that then brilliant, and I would back him all the way.

"I have seen him grow, we know he is a mature, sensible lad and he will do what is best for him. I will try to advise him, but I would not tell him to stay because I want him to stay.

"That might not be best for him. I don't know what he is thinking, I would like to have that conversation with him," he added.

"Obviously we want our best players and I would be over the moon if he were to decide to stay. If he feels he needs to go and the club think it is right then that is how it will go.

"I have not had the chance to chat with him, but obviously I am close to Ben, we have played a lot together and get on well."

The Wales international Davies signed a new one-year deal last December after establishing himself in the Swans first team following Neil Taylor's broken ankle, which keeps him under contract at the Liberty Stadium until 2017.

Tottenham are yet to make any significant moves in the summer transfer window since the appointment of Pochettino in May.