Darren Bent has been linked with Newcastle for weeks now, however it’s rumoured that Newcastle don’t want to pay the £5-6 million fee that Aston Villa are demanding. Or Newcastle are yet to table an offer for the forward, what-ever it is; progress is very slow.
It appears as though Fulham are set to join the race for Darren Bent. Fulham have recently been bought by Shahid Khan and Martin Jol is confident that the new owner will back the manager in a move to bring Bent to Craven Cottage. Jol is looking for a forward to partner Berbatov and want’s to re-unite with the former Spurs man. Fulham are set to open the bidding at £5 million, hopefully this will persuade Newcastle to bid more.
It’s good that there is some genuine interest in Bent, he is a top scorer in the Premier League. I’m just a bit upset that it’s taking this long to sort out a deal. I’m confident that Bent will leave, it’s believed that he wants to lower his wages in return for first team football.
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