DARREN BENT says his former club Tottenham should be in the market for Chelsea flop Romelu Lukaku.
Retired striker and now pundit Bent, 38, says the powerful Belgium forward would be the ideal replacement for Spurs talisman Harry Kane if he decides to move on.
Romelu Lukaku has struggled to settle in his second spell at ChelseaCredit: Getty
Lukaku had success at Inter Milan under boss Antonio ConteCredit: Reuters
Harry Kane has been linked with a move away from Spurs in recent seasonsCredit: Getty
Lukaku won Serie A with Inter Milan last season playing under manager Antonio Conte.
The 28-year-old star rejoined Chelsea in the summer for a club record £97.5million and Conte followed him to the Prem in the autumn when he took over as Spurs boss.
Manchester giants City and United are among the clubs who continue to be linked with a move for England skipper and Spurs’ 178-goal talisman Kane, 28.
Ex-England star Bent led the line for Spurs between 2007-2009 and says Lukaku has all the attributes needed to be their No 9.
He told talkSPORT: “As long as Antonio Conte’s there I don’t think Harry Kane would go anywhere.
“But if worse came to worse and Harry Kane did leave and go elsewhere, and if they can get Lukaku, then you’ve seen what Conte can get out of Romelu Lukaku.
“Even down to his nutrition, because that was the best I’ve ever seen him look last season and at the start of this season.
“If there was an opportunity and Kane leaves and Conte can get Lukaku, I’d go out all day to get it – all day.
“I think as someone who has plenty of Premier League experience, there’d be no one better to replace Harry Kane.”
Lukaku has 12 goals for the Blues this season but has fallen down the attacking options pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
His future at the club was thrown into doubt in December when he told Italian TV he was unhappy playing under Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and hopes to return to Inter.
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