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Newcastle Reported After England Striker

11:26 pm, Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 42 Comments

The Daily Telegraph are reporting that Newcastle are interested in taking Darren Bent to Newcastle from Aston Villa.

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Darren Bent – are Newcastle really after this striker?

Bent moved to Aston Villa from Sunderland in January of 2011, for a ridiculous initial price of £18M rising to £24M based on appearances – and no way was Bent ever worth that transfer fee.

Sunderland took the money – but were short of a striker for the rest of that season.

Paul Lambert hardly used the 29 year-old last season, especially in the second half, to maybe try to save Villa some money, and Darren played 23 times with 6 goals in all competitions for Villa, and he is now available for transfer this summer.

Any move for Darren will result in his £65K/week he earns at Villa being reduced, but we’d be very surprised if Newcastle are really interested in Bent.

Of course a link could be that Darren Bent had one of his best periods ever at Charlton when Alan Pardew was the manager, and he scored 31 goals in 68 appearances from 2005 through 2007, when Charlton were still in the Premier League.

We think Aston Villa selling Bent will be like Liverpool selling Andy Carroll, and both clubs will try to get as high a transfer fee as possible to recuperate the sky-high fees they paid for the two England strikers.

In his career Darren Bent has scored 179 goals in 426 appearances, and he has played 13 times for England with 4 goals.

It’s maybe not too surprising that Newcastle are being linked with Darren Bent, because he’s a decent striker and we need a good striker or two this summer, but we’d be surprised if Newcastle show any interest in him, unless we can get him at real knockdown price.

What do you think?

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42 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bambams // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Depends on how much the whole package is. …..

    Still think we will have no idea who we have signed until its announced. …. all hush hush at Newcastle these days

  • 2 stestickle // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    No nat not for me like

  • 3 jimmysmith // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    At the right price, sh!t yes. Done great and scored goals for fun more often than not. Might bang in a hatful for us and could be great alongside Cisse. Tip-top player on his game, but no chance are we buying a 29 year old with no sell on value, of course.

  • 4 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    5M okay, any more no.

  • 5 northernirishtoon // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Can’t see it

    Bents record is excellent, but he is a poacher and a lazy one at that and unless we can buy players and play a system that gives our strikers far more service then he would be wasted at us

  • 6 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Were signing Benteke and Remy. Darren Bent isn’t good enough for us.

  • 7 AMEOBI // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Wish I was as confident as kets..

  • 8 HAZZY1 // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Hi peps im soz but this 1 isnt going away ive been hearing Bent for weeks now also Douglas and Pearce will both be signed Free Corchia is being looked at as he is going cheap as for attacking players Mertens and De Jong r close the latest is G. Wijnaldum the Bojan rumour is slowly going quiet could be a sign that we r in for him, if we do sign these type of players the future looks bright.

  • 9 jimmysmith // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Benteke and Remy would certainly be preferable – yoi!!!!!

  • 10 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Hi hazzy – I would accept Bent coming in as long as we get Mertens and De Jong but i would still be very surprised he just doesn’t fit our blueprint in the slightest

  • 11 HAZZY1 // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Unbelievable Tekkers he is the player Pards wants more than any as he has prem exp and can score goals hopefully if we do get him the preasure will be off cisse and he will get back to scoring good goals again as for Mertens the fee is the stumbling block they want close to 10m as do Ajax for De Jong so it may be a case of 1 rather than both Wijnaldum will be the winger we go all out for esp after the goals for the u21’s.

  • 12 dogg // Jun 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    NOOO NOT BENT HE’S shite

  • 13 Rankin // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Experienced english striker makes sense providing the fee isnt too much would be a steal at 5-6mill but really cant see it happening!

  • 14 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Hazzy – That doesnt surprise me one little bit that Pards is the one who wants him. If Bent came and worked hard to get his career back on track then i would welcome him with open arms because lets not forget 2 years ago he was playing for england and scoring a lot of goals. However, I worry about his attitude i live in birmingham and know a lad who works in a bar in the city. He says that Bent is in there all the time drinking and doesnt give a shit at the moment.

    I would love Mertens and De Jong so much but your probs right about only getting 1 of them due to cost. Dya know how much Wijnaldum is going for?

  • 15 jimmysmith // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Interesting if true that Bent is Pards no 1 priority. Not exactly buying into the philosophy of the past few years.

    Is our approach evolving ,being scaled back or is Pards unwisely being given input where before he hadn’t?

  • 16 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    any players over the valuation off 5 million is a no go at Newcastle.

    heard it hear first

  • 17 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    sunderland have signed ba

    el hadji ba, remember we were linked with him, looks a good prospect, but so did conor wickham, lets hope he catches the sunderland strikers curse

  • 18 HAZZY1 // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Unbelievable Tekkers Bent does give a shit its just he has not been given the chance to show it thats y he is like that if we sign him he will get game time and I have never doubted his talent and his ability will keep everyone happy as for Georginio Wijnaldum I’m hearing different fees but id guess near the 6-8m mark knowing we always haggle lol.

  • 19 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    if Mertens & Jong were valued at 6 million each MA & CO still wouldn’t put a offer in

  • 20 HAZZY1 // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Newcastle Brown Alien sunderland r buying some good individuals but not team players Di-Canio is good and seeing talent but not how to make them into a team they will need a yr before they get the best out of there players we already bed in Debs, Haidara, Mbiwa, Goofy, Socks this makes us in a much better shape for next season and if we can pull of these signings they will blend in nicely.

  • 21 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Hazzy – Never doubted Bent’s ability his record throughout his career is excellent just his attitude at the moment the villa fans cant wait to get rid! We should have signed him all those years ago when Sir Bobby was interested.

  • 22 HAZZY1 // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Unbelievable Tekkers I believe once he gets games under his belt we will see what bent can do esp with the World Cup coming up he will want to prove he can still play for England I think he can get 15+ goals if we get the team I metioned before.

  • 23 HAZZY1 // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Anyone seen if Torq has been online I want to c if he has heard anymore than me.

  • 24 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Hazzy – Maybe we’ll see. I think i’d prefer Cisse up top over Bent if we are playing a lone striker formation. Anyways its getting late good night.

  • 25 HAZZY1 // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Unbelievable Tekkers good nite m8 I will let u know if I hear any more on Bent or the other targets.

  • 26 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    hazzy, nah mate I’m not worried about sunderland being a threat, I think the players the have aren’t very good, but i do think he could be a good prospect. However if sessegnon leaves sunderland will not be good , he’s there only good player and the rest of them cannot play in a team and I think di canio could be found out (like harry redknapp at qpr) as most of the games he was in charge he wasn’t great.

  • 27 jayphoto // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Why has Bentekes name even been mentioned on here?? He’d cost north of 20m (which he isnt worth) and he’d never join us anyway! He’s already making noises about champions league clubs, for him to join us would be a sideways step and its not like we’ll be the best financial deal he’d have on the table…. Silly season must be upon us!

  • 28 jayphoto // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    There are a few good strikers in the belgian league tho, mbokani, bacca and vossen would all be worth a look

  • 29 RonVanDam // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    There is a younger, potential world class player we can get for 5m instead of a 29yr old ex mackem.

    In other news

    Queens Park Rangers are hoping to persuade Danny Simpson to drop out of the Premier League. The 26-year-old defender will become a free agent when his Newcastle United contract expires at the end of the month.

    Full story: Shields Gazette

  • 30 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    If Darren Bent crosses that turf my shirt will be burned.

    Obviously it will never happen :)

  • 31 BDin9 // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Bent? Really. Silly season is with us.

  • 32 RonVanDam // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Bent will be a good addition to Hulls strikeforce. Its a mystery why Steve Bruce hasnt made a approach for him again :)

  • 33 nufc_eire // Jun 12, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Mertens should be our number one priority, followed by belhanda and then a tall CB like Sakho, Douglas etc

  • 34 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 12, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    It’s got to be Andy Caroll hasn’t it? Surprise signing maybe? Tried and tested Premier League?

    Hmm, would we risk bringing in another non-english?

    Exciting times, which I hope lives up to standards

  • 35 RonVanDam // Jun 12, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    12 months ago i said i wouldnt take Andy back. The way our transfers are going I would love to have him back lol.
    We can see he’s stalling him deal with WH hoping MA comes for him.

  • 36 thai-mag // Jun 12, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    this is the one story I believe since the end of the season, this is our level of player now, every other player we are linked with is just in pie in the sky

  • 37 TheWellGeordie // Jun 12, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Regardless of who he used to play for, he’s a decent player. But it worries me that he seems to move clubs more times than Chelsea change managers.

    His fee is a bit suspect as well. No chance Villa would sell-him on the cheap after the cash they doled out for him!

    At least he’s English though!

  • 38 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 12, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Howay man,

    Seriously Darren Bent..

    Get a clear grip lads.

    We are not this desperado..

  • 39 JP...from The Rock // Jun 12, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    Bent would be a good signing. It has always surprised me how under-rated him and Defoe are. Quality, experienced and English players.

  • 40 one Tony Green // Jun 12, 2013 at 6:04 AM

    Why not go for Defoe he is class and get bent too. No more ACON to worry about

  • 41 Hatem's better than Messi // Jun 12, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    No thanks Mackem w@anker … useless has been.


  • 42 ballerfan2 // Jun 12, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Can’t believe this rumour is getting any mileage at all. How old is he? When did we last buy a player anywhere near that age? And for those who constantly question Ashley’s motives – How much would his sell on value be?.

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