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Darren Bent Has Doubts over Archie Gray’s Move from Leeds United to Tottenham


Archie Gray is reportedly on the verge of completing a move from Leeds United to Tottenham Hotspur, but former Premier League striker Darren Bent has expressed concerns about the youngster’s playing time at the North London club.

Gray has been the subject of intense transfer speculation in recent days. Talks were initially held with Aston Villa before he underwent a medical with Brentford on Saturday. However, it now appears Tottenham have won the race for his signature.

Speaking on TalkSPORT on Monday, Bent questioned Gray’s potential involvement at Spurs. “He’s a versatile player,” Bent acknowledged, “but going into a dressing room like Tottenham, where they’re pushing for top four, the expectations are different.”

“At Brentford,” Bent continued, “he maybe could settle in for a year and then kick on next year. I know he’s ready to go now, but 18 years old is still very young.”

Bent believes working with a coach like Tottenham’s Ange Postecoglou might be more about long-term development than immediate opportunities. “It’s about potential,” he said, “but if he’d gone to Brentford, I think he would’ve gotten in straightaway and probably played.”

Only time will tell if Gray will see significant playing time at Tottenham, but his potential is undeniable, and Spurs fans will be hoping he can make his mark in North London.