Exclusive: Bent urges Tottenham defender to seal late transfer as exit talks underway
Darren Bent has urged Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers to push for a late permanent exit from the club before Friday’s transfer deadline.
The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the centre-back needs some consistency both on and off the pitch and that he will not find it in north London.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Lilywhites are in talks with multiple clubs over a move for the 22-year-old, most clubs seeking a temporary deal rather than a full transfer.
However, after seeing the defender’s loan spell at Stoke City come to a premature end, having also spent time at Swansea City, Ipswich Town and Sheffield United, Bent says it is time for him to find a new home.
“I played against him when he was at Ipswich Town and he was okay,” Bent told Football Insider.
“He’s a big, powerful kid but I’ve said it before, it gets to a time where it gets to a point where loans aren’t doing you any good – you can’t settle anywhere.
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“You need to go somewhere, settle and then try to forge a career at that club and kick on. If you’re always on the move and never really settle, you’re not going to get the best out of yourself.
“He needs to go somewhere, sign permanently, play week in, week out and then go from there and if that means you have to go a league down then that’s what you have to do. First, you have to get the consistency not on the pitch but in your life.”
Carter-Vickers, who has nine caps under his belt for the USA national side, has played just four times for Spurs’ first-team after coming through the youth ranks in north London.
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