Villa (And The Bookies!) Slash Price(s) On Darren Bent Joining Newcastle United
Newcastle have been consistently linked with Aston Villa’s Darren Bent and they remain the favourites to sign him, with the bookies making United by far the most likely to land him.
Never the most stylish striker, nevertheless Bent has a very impressive scoring record in the Premier League and it is therefore surprising that reportedly Villa are already having to slash the asking price following no hard interest in signing the ex-mackem forward.
BetVictor are betting only 6/4 that Bent comes to Newcastle with Fulham and West Brom next in the betting, all odds can be seen HERE
The Chronicle claim that Villa are now prepared to accept £6m rather than the previous £8m, to try and get him off their hands.
It bears all the signs of a club devaluing their own player as last season Bent was a bit-player at best and now it’s reported that the Villa manager, Paul Lambert, has frozen him out totally and he isn’t even training with the first team.
I’ve got a feeling that Mike Ashley has got his ‘You blink first’ tough dealing hat back on and if there is real interest from Newcastle then I can see our owner well prepared to risk losing out on the deal in the hope of knocking Villa down further.
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