Exclusive: Darren Bent shares fascinating Tottenham contract reveal
Darren Bent has shared a fascinating Tottenham contract reveal by highlighting how they are “loyal to a fault” in rewarding their players with long contracts.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs striker insists that the club showed tremendous loyalty when he was a player and that they do not get the recognition they deserve for tying down their stars.
Tottenham revealed on Monday that midfielder Harry Winks and defender Ben Davies were the latest senior stars to commit their long-term futures to the north London outfit, the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Dele Alli and Davinson Sanchez having all put pen to paper in the last 13 months.
Bent says that Tottenham’s approach offers security and confidence for the players to perform at their best and that people do not appreciate how important that is.
“To be fair to Spurs, what makes that club so great is that they’re so loyal to their players,” Bent told Football Insider.
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“They’re really loyal, they give you long enough contracts at Spurs – I know because when I first went to Spurs I signed a five-year-plus-one deal – they’re loyal to a fault.
“They’ll give you this long contract so it can go either way. If you go through a bit of a slump it gives you enough time to get out that slump and come out the other side and also if you’re flying and doing really well, you can’t just walk out the door because you’ve still got a lot of years left.
“That is the thing about Spurs – when you are playing well they will reward you and they don’t get enough credit as far as keeping players and giving players new contracts.
As well as tying down the club’s top players, Spurs chief Daniel Levy also secured manager Mauricio Pochettino on a new deal back in May 2018, the Argentine putting pen to paper on a five-year contract.
In the latest Tottenham news, Bent has tipped one ‘exceptional’ Leeds United star to follow Jack Clarke to Spurs.