Darren Bent insists that Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser would not scupper his chances of a move to Tottenham by signing a short-term deal with the Cherries.
The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has urged the 26-year-old to show faith to his current side.
With the season currently suspended, the Premier League have issued a statement that “players can extend their contracts beyond June 30 until the end of the season, but it must be agreed by both parties”.
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As revealed by Football Insider, Tottenham are keen on signing Fraser on a free transfer when his contract at Bournemouth comes to an end.
However, Bent believes that the Cherries star should commit to Eddie Howe’s men for the rest of the season insisting that Spurs will find a way to sign him if they want him that much.
Asked whether signing a new short-term deal could impact a possible move to Spurs, Bent told Football Insider: “If he can go and show faith to Bournemouth then I’m all for that but again it’s another difficult one – it works on two ends of the spectrum.
“For me, I’d sign the deal at Bournemouth because I’m always a believer that if a top club wants to get you out of somewhere then they’ll get you out. If a top club really wants you they’ll just come and get you, regardless of if your contract is up or not.
“If Spurs truly want to go and get Ryan Fraser, they’ll go and get him no matter what. We’ve seen guys leave places still have four, five years left on their contracts.”
Fraser has played 32 times across all competitions this season, scoring once and chipping in with four assists.
He has a total of 120 Premier League games under his belt, as well as 11 caps for Scotland.
In other Tottenham news, Alex Bruce has been left baffled as a senior star reveals he nearly quit the club.