Darren Bent questions Tottenham’s recruitment policy over likely transfer

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Dom Le Roy

Darren Bent has claimed that he does not understand Tottenham Hotspur’s recruitment process.

The former striker was speaking with Tottenham closing in on the signature of Steven Bergwijn.

Spurs are said to have agreed a £27million deal for the 22-year-old Dutch international who has won nine caps for his country to date (Daily Mail).

Bergwijn typically operates on the left wing to utilise his ability to cut inside on his preferred right foot whilst also being comfortable through the middle or on the right.

Bent believes that Spurs are already well equipped with players who possess a similar skill set in the likes of Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Heung-min Son who are all capable of playing the role.

Instead, Bent believes that Spurs should stay away from a deal for the PSV Eindhoven wide man with a focus on recruiting a striker to help fill the void left by Harry Kane’s hamstring injury.

“I don’t understand their recruitment sometimes,” he told Football Insider.

“Yeah, I get that he’s a very good player but is a winger another one that they need? Is he someone that’s again going to change lives? They’ve got a lot of talented wingers there.

“They’ve got Lamela, you’ve got Son, you’ve got Lucas Moura? Do you need all these so-called wingers, with another one in the building? I don’t think you do.

“So for me, I would maybe go, maybe stay away from it. Spurs, they’re trying to get some good players in but I thought the priority would be a centre-forward.” 


Whilst Bent has a point about us already having a number of players in a similar stature, we are about to lose Christian Eriksen and need to bolster our squad.  At 22, Bergwijn has huge potential and will be a valuable addition to our side – however, we do need another striker.

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