'Great signing, he'd be' - Exclusive: Bent reacts to Spurs reported swoop for 23 goal/assist ace
Darren Bent has claimed that RB Leipzig talent Marcel Sabitzer is “definitely” a player that Tottenham Hotspur should try and sign.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs striker claimed that the 25-year-old could offer Jose Mourinho’s men a new dimension in the final third.
The Austria international caught the eye with a stunning performance against Spurs in midweek, scoring twice in a comfortable 3-0 win over the north Londoners.
The Sun have since reported that Spurs are keen to bring him to the Premier League at the end of the season – although they could face competition from bitter rivals Arsenal.
But Bent believes that the versatile playmaker could be a fantastic capture for his former side.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “We certainly got a glimpse of it [Sabitzer’s talent] first hand the other night.
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“He was very, very good. He completely bossed the game, scored two goals.
“He’s definitely someone I’d be looking at thinking ‘you know what, he could certainly do a job’.
“What they’ve not got in the middle of the park, Spurs, is somebody who can really go on and get a goal from centre midfield. That’s costing them a little bit.
“For me, a great signing he would be if they could get it, but after the season that this young man has had, it’s not going to surprise me if there are a lot of teams in for him.”
Sabitzer was deployed in the centre of midfield against Tottenham in midweek, but is also capable of playing on either wing or up front.
So far this season he has 15 goals and eight assists in 35 appearances across all competitions.
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