Darren Bent has tipped Tottenham to make a move to sign Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings during the summer transfer window.
Villa are fully aware that they will likely have to cash in on the 27-year-old if they are relegated. With a fee in the region of £30million being mooted.
Bent believes that Mourinho needs to bolster his defence. And he thinks Spurs should join Manchester United and Everton in the hunt for Mings.
He 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, playing 34 times in all competitions. He also won his first two senior England caps in 2019.
Spurs are in need of a new centre-back, with Jan Vertonghen set to leave, while there also doubts over Juan Foyth’s future.
Mings would give them great balance alongside Alderweireld. However, he would also have to compete with Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga for a starting role.
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Tottenham’s club-record signing Ndombele, who arrived from Lyon last summer, has struggled to settle this season.
After struggling with continued fitness problems, relations with boss Jose Mourinho hit breaking point in March. After a 1-1 draw with Burnley, Mourinho insisted there were only so many chances for the Frenchman to prove himself.
However, Mourinho has since backed Ndombele to come good as he continues to acclimatise to his new culture.
According to Corrierre dello Sport, though, the relations remain on tenterhooks. The Italian newspaper says the 23-year-old “can already leave London” following his initial problems. Read more…