Tottenham should battle Manchester United and Liverpool for Kai Havertz this summer, says Darren Bent

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Darren Bent believes his former club Tottenham should battle Europe's top teams and sign Kai Havertz this summer.

The versatile 20-year-old has attracted interest from Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United of late, with four goals in two games since the Bundesliga's return further enhancing his reputation.

The Bayer Leverkusen star in April admitted he was ready to take "a big step" away from the club, although he still has two years left on his contract.

While Tottenham would face significant competition from their Premier League rivals for Havertz, Bent believes the Germany international would be a "perfect" team-mate for Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.

"If you can get top players like that, you go and get them," Bent told Football Insider.

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“His favoured position is a number 10 so that would be perfect because you’re talking about him, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son – I think that would work really, really well.

“At times, I know all teams have a transfer structure where they might go: ‘We need defenders, we need midfielders,’ whatever it may be, but sometimes little curveballs get thrown in.

“When a player of such quality all of a sudden gets thrown into the market, you’ve got to rip that transfer sheet up and go: ‘He’s the best player available, we’ve got to take him.'”