Darren Bent has justified his reasons for deciding to join Tottenham Hotspur despite being a boyhood Arsenal supporter.
Bent made the move to White Hart Lane in June 2007 for a then club record fee of £16.5m from Charlton Athletic (BBC).
The ex-striker who was 23 at the time of the move left the Addicks who were relegated from the Premier League.
The England international struggled to make an impact during his time in North London with Harry Redknapp preferring to utilise the services of Peter Crouch and scored 25 goals in 79 appearances in all competitions (transfermarkt).
Bent claimed that despite his allegiance to Arsenal, he considered the move to be a step up in his careers and believes that who you support does not make a difference to footballers.
“Spurs are a big club & it was a step up.”
“It doesn’t matter who you support… it doesn’t make a difference.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 18, 2020
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