Exclusive: Darren Bent claims Tottenham chasing 'Great signing' in PL powerhouse
Darren Bent claims that Wolves defender Willy Boly would be a “great signing” for Tottenham as the north London giants eye up a potential move for the centre back.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs and England striker says that new recruits at the heart of the defence are a must as they face losing both Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen at the end of their contracts next summer.
As revealed by Football Insider, the Wolverhampton Wanderers powerhouse is firmly in the Lilywhites’ sights as they look to bolster their options at the back, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men to keep scouting him over the coming months.
Bent says that Boly would be an excellent addition to the squad in north London but that he cannot believe how the club have allowed themselves to get into such a situation with their first-choice defenders.
Bent told Football Insider: “At the end of the season Tottenham could be losing both of their centre-halves. So for me, why not (sign Boly)?
“I like Boly, I think he’s powerful, I played against him when they were in the Championship. He’s powerful, he’s strong, he’s good on the ball. That would be a great signing for Spurs, among others.
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“Spurs at the minute, they need to start looking at centre-halves first because they could be losing three of their back four – Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld. For Spurs to allow themselves to get into that position, it’s just criminal.”
Boly has been a mainstay at the heart of Wolves’ defence since arriving at Molineux back in 2017, finding himself partnered with the likes of Conor Coady and Ryan Bennett over the last couple of seasons.
This term has already seen him play 14 times across all competitions, Wolves having gone through the Europa League qualifiers to make the group stages, with a late winner over Besiktas his only goal of the campaign.
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