Darren Bent has insisted that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not allow Danny Rose, Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld to be sold this month.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Spurs striker claims his inside knowledge of Levy has made him convinced the long-standing chief won’t cash in on the trio.
The futures of Rose, Eriksen and Alderweireld are up in the air, each for different individual reasons, not only ahead of next Thursday’s UK cut-off but also that of the main European windows at the end of August.
Rose was left out of the club’s pre-season tour of Asia as Tottenham publicly admitted he was up for sale, while Eriksen and Alderweireld are in the final year of their contracts.
“Tottenham need to keep all their players,” Bent told Football Insider. “They can’t let Rose, Eriksen and Alderweireld leave because they can’t replace them.
“Knowing Daniel Levy the way I do, he won’t allow that to happen. 100 per cent he won’t let them go. He will hold on to them and then assess it again in January.”
Mauricio Pochettino shared his frustration at Tottenham’s transfer dealings earlier this week as he suggested he was powerless compared to chief decision-maker Levy.
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