The People is reporting today that Dennis Wise is leading a Â£12M Newcastle bid for the available Tottenham striker Darren Bent.
Darren Bent – Newcastle target for Â£12M
Tottenham paid way over the top for Bent last summer, when they dished out Â£16.5M to Charlton for the player. And it’s interesting that Newcastle were interested in Bent during Bobby Robson’s reign at the club, when Bent was still at Bobby’s old club, Ipswich Town.
They signed Darren Ambrose at that time, in March, 2003, but also wanted Bent as part of the package. Bent apparently refused to sign while Ipswich were then in administration, because he didn’t think he’d play much for Newcastle, at that time.
We think Darren will want to join Newcastle, under manager Kevin Keegan, and the Tyneside club will be able to offer him regular first-team football he has not been able to get at White Hart Lane.
We think Darren bent would be an excellent signing for the club because he is a proven scorer in the Premier League, and those are the players Kevin Keegan wants to go after in the summer, so that the risk of getting a high priced failure is reduced.
The People are also reporting that Keegan has vetoed several of Dennis Wise’s suggested targets.
But the news is that he is keen on Darren Bent. If we can get Darren to Tyneside, our four strikers of Owen, Martins, Viduka and Bent will be awesome, with 19 year-old up and coming local lad, Andy Carroll, also pushing to play next season.
Darren played 126 times for Ipswich scoring 48 goals, and 68 games for Charlton in the Premier League, scoring 31 goals.
Bent has played just 22 times for Spurs this season with 7 goals, and played for the England Under-21 side 14 times (8 goals) and has so far got 3 full England caps.
What do you think?