‘Where is he going to play?’ – Bent reacts to Spurs’ rumoured approach for winger

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent has waxed lyrical about the ability possessed by rumoured target Demarai Gray but questioned where the wide man would fit in at North London.

Gray has fallen down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium last season and a move away from Leicester has been touted as a possibility for the winger.

It was reported last week that Spurs had opened talks with the Foxes over the possibility of a deal for the former England Under-21 international.

The report even suggested that Jose Mourinho had personally spoken to Gray about coming to Tottenham, with the 24-year-old said to be keen on the idea.

Some Spurs fans were quite perplexed by the transfer rumour and insisted that the Leicester man was not going to improve the side.

Bent is in no doubt over the winger’s talent and suggested that he could take his game to the next level if he became more consistent.

However, he did question if Spurs really needed Gray, given the wide players Mourinho has under his disposal.

When asked about Tottenham’s rumoured pursuit of Gray, Bent told Football Insider: “I’m a big fan of Demarai Gray, the only thing is his consistency. He’s never really been consistent for a large period of time.

“He’s certainly got something, you can see that when he gets the ball, he can make things happen and when he comes off the bench he’s always quite electric.

“At times with Leicester having Marc Albrighton and Harvey Barnes it’s quite difficult for him to nail down a spot.

“I like him but on that right hand side, where is he going to play? We’ve not really seen (Ryan) Sessegnon play, Lucas Moura plays there and they’ve still got (Steven) Bergwijn.

“Listen, if they feel like he’s the one that they quite like and excited about and they can get him then I’m all for it.”

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I am personally not as surprised by some Spurs fans seem to be that Jose wants to bring in another winger this summer. I do not think he considers Sessegnon as an out and out wide option and so that leaves us with just Bergwijn, Son and Lucas. Assuming we are going to play two wide forwards every game, it would make sense to bring one more wide option in.

While it is understandable why Spurs fans are not excited by suggestions of a move for Grey, the Leicester man is arguably one of the best impact substitutes in the league, with his ability to turn defence into attack when coming up against tired legs. So, he might be a useful option to have on the bench.

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