Newcastle United – It Is Always Somebody Else’s Fault
Leave aside for one moment whatever you think of Darren Bent as a player and whether he would have been right for Newcastle.
The one thing we do know for sure is that Newcastle have tried to sign him this summer, whether on loan or a permanent deal, and instead he has signed a loan deal for a year at Fulham.
“I think he (Kinnear) was close in terms of the deal but Darren has decided his future lies elsewhere.
It was very obvious that I thought he’d do well here.
He has opted for Fulham and I think that’s perhaps a safer option. Were the sunderland links a factor? Possibly yes and maybe the profile of this club as well. It is bigger than Fulham’s, that is just a fact.”
Talk about always pointing the finger elsewhere!
In the Northern Echo article they also mention in passing that Newcastle weren’t willing to match Bent’s current wages of £65,000 a week or Villa’s £6m valuation to buy him.
As I said at the start, ignore for a second whether you personally would want Bent or think he’s worth whatever wages and transfer fee.
Pardew/Kinnear/Newcastle supposedly wanted to bring him in.
So Newcastle refuse to match his current wages or the fee Villa want and in no way is it United’s fault that the deal didn’t happen.
How do you work that one out.
So Darren Bent is now supposedly scared of playing for such a ‘big’ club as Newcastle?
Well with each passing year we’ll be more attractive to Bent and such others because Newcastle’s profile is only heading one way with this ridiculous (mis-)management of the club.
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