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Darren Bent – Who Do You Believe?

8 years ago

There is all kinds of renewed speculation this morning surrounding Darren Bent’s most likely destination.

The news out of Birmingham (Birmingham Mail) is that Fulham have had two bids of under £5m rejected, while Newcastle are yet to make an offer, though they could now that Fulham have made showed their hand.

The perspective coming out of the north east (via The Journal) is that Joe Kinnear is due to meet Darren Bent’s representatives and that Villa would take £6m.

Then to muddy the waters further, ESPN report/claim that Fulham have actually offered that £6m asking price for the Villa striker.

As for the fans?

Well the above guarantees one things anyway, not to believe everything you read in the media!

On a more practical level, do the fans believe that Darren Bent would be a positive signing for Newcastle?

As it stands now, with not one signing as yet, then clearly having Bent at the club as well as Cisse must be a step forward even if it was just to ensure we had somebody to play up there if anything happened to the Senegalese striker.

Many would say that surely we can do better than Bent. Well Demba Ba left seven months ago and we haven’t managed it yet, so even the biggest optimist can’t say for sure that in the next two (in time for Manchester City) or four weeks (end of window) Newcastle can be guaranteed to sign somebody more credible.

The thought of the club signing nobody would appear ridiculous but who can say what counts as ‘ridiculous’ these days.


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