Darren Bent has claimed that Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-back Willy Boly would be a great signing for Tottenham Hotspur when speaking to Football Insider.
The contracts of both Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld will come to an end in the summer of 2020, as per Transfermarkt, so there is the likelihood that there will be plenty of centre-backs being linked with Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Boly has been an ever-present for Wolves this season across their Premier League and Europa League campaigns, playing all 9 games, getting 1 goal, 1 assist and 3 WhoScored Man of the Match awards.
In the Premier League, the Frenchman has averaged 3.4 tackles, 1.7 interceptions, 7.1 blocks and 0.6 blocks, while also winning 4.7 aerial duels per game.
Speaking to Football Insider about Boly, Bent said: “At the end of the season Tottenham could be losing both of their centre-halves. So for me, why not?
“I like Boly, I think he’s powerful, I played against him when they were in the Championship. He’s powerful, he’s strong, he’s good on the ball. That would be a great signing for Spurs, among others.
“Spurs at the minute, they need to start looking at centre-halves first because they could be losing three of their back four – Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld. For Spurs to allow themselves to get into that position, it’s just criminal.”
Boly may not be the big-name player some Spurs fans are hoping for, but the club need to sign more than one centre-back between now and the beginning of next season given the aforementioned contractual situations and he has proven to be a very good option at this level.
He has helped Wolves begin to get over their tough start, and when they beat Manchester City, Boly made 1 tackle, 2 interceptions and an incredible 12 clearances to help earn the clean sheet.
As Bent mentions, Spurs should not have allowed themselves to get into this situation, but signing Boly could be the beginning of the club getting out of it.
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