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Ex-men: Spurs

by Kate Smith

We profile a select few who have played for both SAFC and Spurs.

Darren Bent (Spurs 2007-2009, SAFC 2009-2011)
Bent joined Spurs for a club record fee of £16.5 million in the summer of 2007 from Charlton Athletic.  His first season at White Hart Lane saw him score eight goals in 36 appearances. In total the England striker made 79 appearances for the club scoring 25 goals.

Bent joined Sunderland in July 2009 from Spurs for £10 million. He scored on his debut against Bolton in a 1-0 win and went onto score four goals in his first five games for the club.  He finished his debut season with 25 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions.  Bent left for Aston Villa for £18 million in the January 2011 transfer window having scored 36 goals in 63 appearances for the Black Cats.

Alan Hutton (Spurs 2008-2011, SAFC 2010)
Hutton joined Spurs from his hometown club Glasgow Rangers for £9million during the January 2008 transfer window. He made his debut in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

The Scottish international joined The Black Cats on loan in February 2010 for the remainder of the season and would go onto make 11 appearances in total for the Wearsiders, although keen to make the move permanent, Hutton returned to North London and would make 26 appearances in all competitions before leaving for Aston Villa in the summer of 2011.

Chris Waddle (Spurs 1985-1989, SAFC 1997)
Waddle joined Spurs from Newcastle United in July 1985. He scored twice on his league debut for the club, a 4-0 win over Watford. He won an FA Cup runners-up medal in 1987 when Spurs were beaten by Coventry, while they also finished third in the League and got to the semi-finals of the League Cup. After 138 league appearances and 33 goals Waddle moved to Marseille for £4.5million.

Waddle joined Sunderland, the club he supported as a boy, in March 1997 but could not prevent the Black Cats from being relegated at the end of the season. His only goal for the club came in the last ever league game to be played at Roker Park against Everton