Former Spurs striker says Tottenham are “loyal to a fault” for this reason

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Tottenham Hotspur recently announced that midfielder Harry Winks and defender Ben Davies had signed new deals with the club.

Winks shined in midfield last season along with Moussa Sissoko while Davies has been one of Tottenham’s most reliable and consistent performers over the last few seasons.

Both players have now been rewarded with five-year deals that will see them stay at the club until 2024. Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has now spoken in glowing terms about the way the club handles players contracts.

Bent, who spent two years at Tottenham after moving to the club in the summer of 2007 (BBC), said that the Lilywhites have an impeccable record when it comes to rewarding their players with long contracts.

The former England international suggested that that also enables the club to turn down approaches for their stars.

Speaking to Football Insider, Bent said, “To be fair to Spurs, what makes that club so great is that they’re so loyal to their players.

“They’re really loyal, they give you long enough contracts at Spurs – I know because when I first went to Spurs I signed a five-year-plus-one deal – they’re loyal to a fault.

“They’ll give you this long contract so it can go either way. If you go through a bit of a slump it gives you enough time to get out that slump and come out the other side and also if you’re flying and doing really well, you can’t just walk out the door because you’ve still got a lot of years left.

“That is the thing about Spurs – when you are playing well they will reward you and they don’t get enough credit as far as keeping players and giving players new contracts.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Daniel Levy doesn’t get enough credit when it comes to how effectively he runs the club. Just one look at the mess over at Arsenal tells us that things can go horribly wrong for the club when the contract situations are mismanaged.

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