Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has defended the summer signing of Darren Bent.
"One of the reasons we decided to bring him (Bent) in was that we believed one of our other strikers (Jermain Defoe) may be going.
"Okay, it didn't happen at the time. But we took the view we wanted a target man - and there are not that many.
"We knew were paying a full price but we were competing with a lot of other clubs and took a long-term view."