'Not a bad shout' - Exclusive: Darren Bent suggests Tottenham consider signing West Ham star
Darren Bent suggested that Tottenham sign West Ham enforcer Issa Diop if they were set to be on the hunt for a new centre-back.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant Russell Edge, the former England international revealed that he didn’t think it would be a bad idea for Spurs to try and poach the French centre-back from the Hammers.
As revealed by Football Insider, Spurs are likely to be in the market for multiple centre-backs in January and next summer as Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are both set to be out of contract in June.
Tottenham are believed to be keeping tabs on Wolves centre-back Willy Boly ahead of the January transfer window and he’s not the only Premier League enforcer that Spurs should checkout according to Bent.
When asked what Premier League centre-backs could benefit Spurs if signed, Bent told Football Insider: “Obviously listen if they could get him in from West Ham, Diop.
“That’s not a bad shout.”
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Diop arrived at the London Stadium in July 2018 after joining from French club Toulouse and has made a total of 48 appearances for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
The Hammers splashed the cash on signing Diop as they were reported to have paid £22million for his services, which at the time, was a club-record fee.
Diop was linked to a move with Manchester United in the summer, but the Hammers were reported to have a slapped a £60million price tag on his head with them adamant he wasn’t for sale.
So far this season, the centre-back has continued to be a regular member of Pellegrini’s first-team despite the summer speculation over his future as he has played 10 times across all competitions.