‘He’s old school’- Bent compares rumoured Spurs transfer target with ex-Chelsea defender

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has heaped praise on Lewis Dunk, who is reportedly interesting Spurs this summer.

Dunk has been a rock at the back for Brighton since they won promotion to the top flight three years ago.

The Sun reported on Sunday that Spurs and Chelsea were both eyeing a move for the centre-back ahead of next season.

The report suggested that the Blues had an upper hand over Tottenham as the Brighton star grew up supporting Chelsea and they were closing in on a £40million move.

Bent is in no doubt that Dunk will be an asset for whichever club he signs for, given his readiness to put his body on the line.

The former England striker claimed that the Brighton man had similarities to former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill.

When asked about the rumoured interest in Dunk, Bent told talkSPORT (16/08/20 at 2:55 pm): “I like Lewis Dunk. I think he should have a lot more [England] caps.

“I think defensively he is brilliant. He would put his head in there. He’s old school.

“You could say that [he’s the type of defender you would hate to play against]. He reminds me of Gary Cahill and he won the absolute lot.”

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There are certainly similarities between Cahill and Dunk as they are both dominant in winning individual duals and are good readers of the game. However, I would argue that we already have two physically dominant centre-halves in Dier and Sanchez.

While we are likely to be in the market for a central defender to replace Vertonghen, I do not expect us to make a big-money signing like Dunk. Chelsea clearly need him more than we do, given their defensive frailties.

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