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Former Tottenham ace warns Spurs target that he will be a bench warmer
By Bruce Grove -

Former Spurs hitman Darren Bent has warned Tottenham’s target, Alassane Plea, that he should be prepared to sit on the bench if he joins the club.

The Frenchman has emerged as a leading target to join Spurs as a backup striker to Harry Kane this summer.

Spurs are expected to sign another centre forward to play second fiddle to Kane so that they would have a good replacement should the Englishman become unavailable like he was for part of this year.

Plea, who has scored nine goals and provided eight assists for Borussia Monchengladbach this season, is apparently being monitored by a number of other clubs including Man Utd.

Darren Bent reckons that he would deliver in the Premier League because the English topflight is similar to Germany’s but he has warned the striker that he shouldn’t expect to start games as he does now for his current team when he joins Spurs.

Bent tells footballer Insider that playing alongside Kane would be good for him, but that would hardly happen.

Bent told Football Insider: “The intensity of is definitely similar to how it is in the Premier League compared to in the Bundesliga, it’s a brilliant league, it reminds me of the Premier League, I love it.

“He’d be a great signing, someone who knows the intensity it takes to make in one of those top leagues but again, if you’re a centre-forward and you’re going to Spurs, you’ve got to be prepared to play backup for a little bit longer.

“Harry Kane’s there, he’s still young enough so you know you’re not going to go there and play straight away. For his development, it might be good to play with someone like Harry Kane but if you’re playing well at the club you’re at at the minute, why would you go and sacrifice that to sit on someone’s bench?” 

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