Tottenham tipped to launch £30m bid for Villa’s Mings

Former England international Darren Bent has tipped Tottenham to make a summer transfer bid for Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings.

Mings has contributed two goals and two assists so far this season as he’s been one of Aston Villa’s better players in their fight against Premier League relegation.

The centre-back was handed his first two international caps for England by Gareth Southgate earlier in the season and a move away from Villa Park could be in the offing.

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho will be looking to improve his defence this summer after conceding 46 goals in 37 matches in the Premier League this term.

And Bent says he would be “surprised” if Spurs weren’t “in the market” for Mings.

Bent told Football Insider: “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?

“£30 million, 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.”


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