“It’s good business” – Former Spurs striker urges club to push ahead with rumoured swap deal

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Darren Bent believes that swapping Serge Aurier plus cash for Alex Sandro would be a fantastic deal for Tottenham this summer.

Aurier has experienced a resurgence since Jose Mourinho arrived in North London.

The Portuguese coach has taken the defensive shackles off the Ivory Coast international and allowed him the freedom to get forward, which has seen the full-back produce some his best form in a Spurs shirt.

However, the right-back’s lack of concentration and tendency to make unforced errors at the back has still not completely disappeared; notably in Tottenham’s last match which saw them crash out of the Champions League at the hands of RB Leipzig.

Reports initially suggested that the 27-year-old was set to be handed a new contract by the Lilywhites (Le10Sport).

However, Tutto Mercato Web (via the Daily Mail) claimed a few days ago that Tottenham are hoping to use the former PSG-man as a makeweight in the deal to land Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.

Bent has urged his former club to push ahead with the deal and claimed that the Brazilian will be a solid addition for Spurs.

The former England striker told Football Insider: “You’re talking about someone who has been a little bit of a liability for them over the last couple of seasons and maybe not spending too much money to get Sandro and get another one in.

“For me it makes a lot of sense, it’s good business, a good play from Tottenham if they can get that over the line. I’m all for it, I like Sandro, I think he’s very, very good and as we said, Aurier’s had his problems.

“This could be a fresh start for both of them so for me, I’d be all in on that, it’d be very, very good.”

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This swap deal doesn’t make much sense to me because additions at left-back aren’t as big a priority for us as additions at right-back. So selling Aurier will leave us needing two right-backs this summer. I expect Danny Rose, Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters to be moved on but I believe Jose will want to hold on to Aurier.

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