Darren Bent has explained why he believes Bournemouth forward Joshua King would be the “perfect signing” for Tottenham.
The 28-year-old was part of a Bournemouth side that were relegated to the Championship last season, but he’s proven himself as a quality performer in the top-flight previously.
Spurs are currently without a back-up striker in their squad for talisman Harry Kane, which is why there is plenty of speculation around them potentially adding an attacking player.
The Sun claimed earlier this week that Spurs are battling Italian side Torino to sign King, who is set to be available the summer for a cut-price fee of just £10million.
Jose Mourinho’s side reportedly have the Norway international and he is desperate to leave Bournemouth, with his contract expiring next summer with them.
Ex-Spurs player Bent is convinced that King would be the right fit for his former club.
“He’s a very, very good player. He’s had good moments in the Premier League, he’s got good ability,” Bent told Sky Sports Main Event channel (10:15pm, 29 September).
“He’s got that versatility where he can play centre-forward or he can play left or right. I think he would be the perfect signing because he’s going to understand his situation, he’s not going to go in day one and start ahead of Harry Kane because whoever comes in is going to have to play back-up.”
With time running out in the summer window, Spurs need to move quickly to bring in a striker and it would be a crime if they fail to do so in the next week.
They are currently in a period of four games within eight days, which has massively stretched the squad and they are having to manager with only Kane as the senior centre-forward option.
King, who has 48 Premier League goals under his belt, looks a no-brainer for the £10million quoted price tag and would be a shrewd piece of business to improve the squad.