Darren Bent claims that 28-year-old should quit Spurs if he is ambitious

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham striker, Darren Bent, has called for Paulo Gazzaniga to quit Tottenham in search of regular first-team football.

Gazzaniga has been forced to play second fiddle to Hugo Lloris for the majority of his time in North London since moving from Southampton in the summer of 2017.

While the former Saints man saw very little game time during his first two seasons at the club, he has seen much more action this season owing to a Lloris long-term injury.

Despite looking suspect on occasions while deputising for Lloris, Jose Mourinho admitted that it was a hard decision for him to drop the Argentine when the Spurs captain returned to fitness (Football London).

Bent believes that it is only a matter of time before Lloris is replaced as Tottenham’s number one but he feels Gazzaniga is not the man to take over the reins from the 33-year-old.

He then urged Gazzaniga to leave in order to play regular football and show his true potential. Speaking to Football Insider, the former England striker said: “Lloris has been absolutely fantastic but you can say he’s on the way out.

“We thought Gazzaniga was going to be the next one, obviously it didn’t work out with him. It all depends as where he sees himself in terms of ambition.

“If he’s ambitious and he wants to go on and achieve things you’d have to say that he has to leave.

“If he wants to go elsewhere, really lay a marker down and become someone’s number one. It’s going to be very interesting.”

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I am not sure that Mourinho and the coaching staff are 100 per cent convinced by Gazzaniga. In fact, I expect us to sign a younger goalkeeper this summer with the view to replacing Lloris in the long-term. I suspect Gazzaniga will find himself being relegated to third choice after Michel Vorm leaves.

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