Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies is set to undergo surgery on a hernia problem after the Champions League final, according to BBC Sport.
Davies will miss Wales’ Euro 2020 qualifiers in June because of the issue, which has been causing him pain throughout the season.
The left-back is fit to play for Spurs on Saturday despite the hernia, but it obviously needs to be dealt with after that to avoid a long-term injury problem.
The operation will include a six-week rehabilitation process, meaning Davies could miss the beginning of Tottenham’s pre-season campaign.
Danny Rose is likely to start ahead of the Welshman in Madrid having been picked in the starting line-up against Ajax in the previous round.
But Mauricio Pochettino often substitutes Rose late on, be it because of fatigue or the fact he constantly looks like he’s about to be sent off, so it’s important Davies is available against Liverpool – especially with extra-time being a possibility.
There is a chance Spurs will target a new left-back this summer, and it will be interesting to see whether Pochettino would rather lose Davies or Rose to make room.