Spurs fans on Twitter have been discussing former Tottenham striker Darren Bent and his time with the north London club.
A Spursy Podcast asked fans for their opinions on the 36-year-old, who made 79 appearances for the Lilywhites, scoring 25 goals and providing seven assists. The former England international joined the north London club from Charlton Athletic in 2007 for a reported £22.28 million, but would join Sunderland just two years later for £10.62 million (per Transfermarkt).
The forward would then join a host of clubs at Premier League and Championship level, most recently spending time with Derby County via a loan spell at Burton Albion, before his eventual retirement in July 2018 (per Transfermarkt).
Was Bent a good signing for Spurs?
A sample of tweets from Spurs fans discussing Bent and his time with the Lilywhites can be seen below.
I’ve never seen a player to be off side as many times as him, missed so many chances. Not good enough for us didn’t rate him at all. Now a rubbish pundit
— John Mac (@chumbamac) April 23, 2020
Ultimately he was disappointing he used to bang them in for charlton though was a pointless signing also we had Defoe Kane and berba he wasn’t really needed
— jamie (@jme_900) April 23, 2020
Honestly I thought he was terrible. A last resort squad player at best
— Sime (@FowldsSimon) April 23, 2020
— SteffiCubsUkFans (@uk_steffi) April 23, 2020
Terrible on the pitch, worse on the radio
— andrew perry (@Andrew_Perry5) April 23, 2020
— Andy (@parkster59) April 23, 2020
These Spurs fans don’t seem to really rate Bent’s time with the north London club particularly highly.
What do we think?
As is pointed out in the original tweet, Spurs already had the likes of Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe on their books in 2007, so it was perhaps always going to be a struggle for Bent to establish himself in the first team.