Darren Bent tips Spurs to make £10million-plus profit on player sale

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Dom Le Roy

Darren Bent believes that Tottenham Hotspur could make a profit in excess of £10million with the sale of Serge Aurier this summer.

The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a potential exit from North London ahead of the new campaign with AC Milan and Monaco both said to be keen on the right back (Sky Sports).

Aurier has previously admitted to coming close to leaving Spurs last summer (Bal des Productions) after failing to hit the expected heights in his first two seasons in North London following his £23million move from PSG in 2017 (Guardian).

Bent claims that his former side can make a profit on the Ivorian due to the shortage of high-profile right-backs.

While the ex-Spurs forward believes that Aurier is inconsistent with his performances, he believes that the 27-year-old has plenty of experience and is a good player when he is at his best.

Bent told Football.Insider when asked if Spurs could command a £35million fee: “In today’s market they might do, it’s going to be difficult.

“We’ve spoken about Aurier and the problems he presents but it’s just one of them where someone will pay it because he is powerful, he is quick and on his day he can defend and is a very, very good player but at times is inconsistent.

“I think the price is high but if you look and what he’s got and what he brings – 27-years-old, Champions League experience, international experience, played at the highest level – for £35million, that’s not so bad.

“He has got the makeup of a very good right-back with his power and his pace and £35million is not that extortionate. You start looking at full-backs around the world, there’s not that many good ones, not like there once was.” 

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