EX-ENGLAND striker Darren Bent has questioned Tottenham’s reported interest in Saints captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Hojbjerg, 24, will be out of contract in 2021 and is said to be on the radar of Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.

But Bent, who played for Tottenham, doesn’t think the Danish international is good enough to solve his former side’s midfield problems.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former striker said: “Listen, Hojbjerg’s a very good player and he’s had a fantastic season at Southampton, but you look at someone like him and go, ‘Is he going to make them better?’

“This is a team that’s got to be competing for Champions Leagues and trophies. If they get Hojbjerg and maybe lose Ndombele, does he make them that much better? Will he be a player other players look at and go, ‘I want to go and play with him?’ I’m not quite sure.

“When you look at Spurs, and I’m not disrespecting Hojbjerg one bit, he’s had a very, very good season, look at where Spurs have come from in the last eight years or whatever, you talk about Mousa Dembele, Scott Parker, Luka Modric, Wanyama – they’ve had so many very good midfielder players.

“All of sudden you think, ‘Hold on a second here, yes Hojbjerg’s a very good player but will he make them better where people go Spurs are really serious?’ I’m not so sure.”