Tottenham news: Bent touts Mings signing from Villa

Darren Bent has touted Tottenham to make a move to sign giant Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings during the summer transfer window.

The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims that the 6ft 5in centre-back would be a quality addition at a decent price for Jose Mourinho.

As revealed by Football Insider, Aston Villa know they could be forced to sell the 27-year-old for a fee in the region of £30million if they are relegated this season.

Bent believes that Spurs need to bolster at the back and has suggested they could join Everton in the hunt to sign Mings this summer.

Bent told Football Insider: “Toby Alderweireld is a massive player for them and if they can keep him fit, great.

“The toughy with Spurs is – and this is where the difficulty is going to come with this team – where can they go and strengthen and where are they going to find that player?

“For them, I thought well you need defenders, I thought what about Tyrone Mings going from Aston Villa to Spurs?

“£30million, natural left-sided player, he’s got a little bit of pace about him as well and so that could work. I’d be surprised if they’re not in the market for him.”

Mings has been a mainstay for Villa this season and has played 34 times across all competitions.

He also picked up his first two caps for England late in 2019.

In other Tottenham news, the club are set to announce the exits of two senior stars.

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By: Football Insider speaking to Darren Bent
Title: Tottenham news: Bent touts Mings signing from Villa
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Published Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 20:30:22 +0000