Surprise – Newcastle Want Striker For Nominal Fee – Low Wages


Alan Oliver, the former Evening Chronicle reporter for Newcastle. has a piece  in the Sunday People today, that 29-year-old Darren bent could soon become a Newcastle player, but only  if Newcastle can agree a reasonable fee and Darren takes a drop in wages.

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Darren Bent – Newcastle still interested

It’s the same old story with Newcastle, and it would be a departure from our usual transfer policy if  we end up signing the 29 year-old, so Newcastle want to make sure they get a decent deal (make that a very decent deal) from Aston Villa.

But on the other hand Villa paid anywhere from £18M to £24M for Bent a short 30 months ago, when he was signed from Sunderland in mid-season, so they will be wanting to recuperate as much of that money as possible.

Aston Villa want £6M for the England striker, which is already a sizable loss for them, but Newcastle will not offer that much for a player who was married yesterday to his fiancée Kirsty.

And Bent is getting a huge wage at Villa – said to be £75K a week – and Newcastle will not pay that money out to any player these days, with Coloccini being the top paid Newcastle player at around £65K/week.

Unless Aston Villa and the player lower their demands,  this thing doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

And of course we’ve had these sagas before, with Newcastle haggling all last summer over a price for then top target Mathieu Debuchy, who eventually joined us in early January, but  Newcastle paid the price for being so frugal last summer, and we just avoided relegation.

This move for Bent looks like it may be going nowhere.

What do you think?

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224 comments so far

  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost
    I love how some people believe all the rumours about our outgoing players and none about incoming. Whereas others believe most of the incoming rumours and don’t believe there’s any outgoings.
    @proud tbag the same thing happened last summer according to the papers we were selling Krul, santon, Simmo, Colo, cabaye, hba, ba, tiote, cisse and more

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #2

    £6m could be okay, but I would want another striker as well, but in terms of wages, I don’t want a player past his best, who cannot make the poor villa team, and could be injured for quite a while, to come in get higher wages and upset the rest of the team, for once I agree with the transfer policy in this case

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  • toon22

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Maybe we could get Mickey Quinn back.Im sure he would be cheap……….

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micky_Quinn

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #4

    RepToon22

    All these top teams with money to burn we will never compete with. They are throwing money around at a massive loss to there owners. MA is running our club within its means and the right way to do so. We will buy who we can afford and pay the wages we can afford to comply with the fair play rules. Look at the average joe bloggs. You will not buy a Porshe if you can only afford a Escort. You will shop in Aldi’s if you can’t afford Asda’s. So what is the differance with?? All i am trying to point out is we will buy what we can afford with the funds we have availableost

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #5

    target man oldams shelf stacker does a job scores goals would be cheap and small wages done the buisness against prem opposition but there you go who cares

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Spent most of The Villains season last year either injured or on the bench?

    Drop the 6Mil to 5 and drop his wages! To be honest, i would prefer players who are more intersested in playing for us than money grabbers like this bloke !
    Okay, he,s a good player, but at 29 he is also starting to get a bit too Old ? Memories of Michael Owen warming the bench when he was with us, Bent may spend most of his time injured here too !

    Not sure he would be any good to come and play at Newcastle anyway?

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  • numba9

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Tight wad skint flint owner he will give us c New nickname soon…. The pigeons

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #8

    new signings dasterdly and mutley

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #9

    I would be surprised if MA has any intention getting best for NUFC.

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  • derekm

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #10

    not so fast here – I watched villa twice last year and he was a shockingly pale shadow of what he was at his peak – totally off the pace and disinterested. Don’t waste anything on this donkey.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #11

    re-post

    proudtobageordie

    Newcastle made a profit without the TV rights, so saying we can only afford to buy certain players is utter bollocks imo, why doesn’t MA spend the TV rights on players & wages and then concentrate on Newcastle going further up the PL because we all know that the further up we go the more money we will make

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #12

    re-post

    Puppet Pardew’s Brainlessness

    it’s not me mate, it’s the mind of MA, we have a manager who can’t manage & have a billionaire chairmen who hates spending

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Cabaye making all of the noises of someone who wants out. If that’s the case I say wait for Monaco to come in and sell him for as much as possible. We need a leader and quality player in midfield, if only we could cross breed Cabaye and Nolan, we’d have some player then.

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Newexpat

    Do you honestly think MA will pay 6m on a 29 year old who he ain’t gonna have any re-sale value? Most peopls say he only buys cheap so he can make a massive profit to line his pockets and people now saying he will sign Bent. Kettle calling pan comes to mind?????

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  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #15

    @7,8 & 9 cheer up. Have a drink!
    @Tudor I’m not sure I understand your cynical erm… Humour?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #16

    Bent would be no good here, he’s a waste of space

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  • Abu Qatada - Alan Pardews right hook man

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #17

    People just be patient, you look at all the different opinions on here of who we should buy, who good players why we should or shouldn’t buy players, then imagine your the one with the money who actually has to decide who to buy knowing that 52000+ supporters are judging everything that goes right and wrong with the transfer….can’t be an easy thing….. You need to be patient and get good value. There’re also plenty of players we all agree we should go and buy but if they’re that good other teams are after them too..be patient. Other than last summer I think the board have actually getting the best quality players available in their budget. They done better when MA got involved in Winter though, lets hope for a repeat.

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  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #18

    @12 no it’s your mind mate. In your head you sold all our top players and there’s no replacements brought in. Has Ashley done this? No. You’re just spouting hysterical hyperbole

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #19

    Black and white

    How is it utter bollocks. We can only afford what we can afford fact. Think before you post and make yourself look a Tw@t The tv money will be in our budget of what we can afford

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  • numba9

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #20

    He only looked disinterested this season at villa because from the start the manager never gave him a chance really so when he got tit bits obviously his confidence would be shot. If you make him ya goal getter that’s what he would do

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  • Newcastle for alltid

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #21

    I don’t really know how to react to all these Bent-rumours. I didn’t see him play too often in the 12/13 season, so I don’t know what to expect from him. If he still has goals in him, fine, go for it, as long as we don’t spend too much money on him. 29 is only “old” in Newcastle terms, and there’s a lot of strikers around banging the goals in well into their thirties. If he’s still a decent goalscorer, I could see him do a job at Newcastle for 3-4 years.

    Still, he’s far from my top priority. Even if we bring him in we would need a couple of promising, younger players as well. We won’t splash too much money around though, so players like Aubameyang, Mertens and De Jong may be on too many clubs radars for us to have a chance. We have to remember that we’re not as tempting for players as we were last summer when we finished fifth, so we’ll have to think smart and not engage in any bidding war – which we’re bound to lose.
    I would like to see us have a go at Junior Hoilett. He didn’t live up to his potential at QPR and may have dissapeared a bit from the spotlight. I remember from his Blackburn days that, on a good day, he’s a brilliant young player.

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #22

    not to worry everything wit a pinch of salt (pidgeons dastardley and mutley )just more or less rubbish spouted on here on a boring sunday mornig ,with a stagnating club with an owner with nil ambition

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #23

    Black and white

    My point being we won’t pay 30 mill and 100k aweek we simpley cannot afford it

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #24

    oldham cf 2 mill 5g a week we can do that

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #25

    how much can we afford?

    Where will all the TV money go?

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #26

    lower leagues in days of old where did you get players ie beardsley etc

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #27

    Proud @ 14 :

    Suggest you read my post again! I said that his price should be decreased, and his weekly wage should be less too ?

    I don,t want us to sign the guy anyway, as i think we can do better for less ?

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #28

    Indian

    We have a policey in place and only Ma and Dl know what we can afford. But stupid fee’s and massive wages are out of our Finance’s

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #29

    proudtobageordie

    so in your case then we have a billionaire who’s skint, get over mate, MA has the money & potential to make us into a very good squad and have us aiming for champions league, don’t get me wrong it’s fantastic how he buys top players on the cheap but as the old saying goes you got to spend money to make money

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  • spitfire_

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #30

    At this moment Newcastle is like some homeless guy… searching in a bins for food… the problem is that the homeless don’t have money to buy some food but we have… the problem is the tight @ss fat pr!ck on the upstairs.

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #31

    Newexpat

    I wasn’t having a go mate all i was doing was trying to state what Ma would be thinking about that player? Do you agree?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #32

    proudtobageordie @23

    i totally agree with you there mate paying that much for any player & wages is daft but surely MA can afford to pay 12-13 mill for players of PEA’s caliber

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  • Belfast

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #33

    Considering the huge fees that some clubs have paid for Bent, 5 million is pretty cheap.

    I hope we sign him. My only concern is I don’t think he suits the way we play, but then again very few of our players actually suit the way we play lol

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #34

    PTBG

    A billionaire owner who does not want to pay decent wages, what is his motive with the club then?

    Affordable football?

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  • magpiemover

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #35

    if people want to see something interesting i know the reason y ashley wont get rid of pardew , the real reason is his wages i could show people 1 of his wage slips but wont be telling people how i got a hold of it ???

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #36

    Black and white

    Where did i say we have a skint billionaire. You don’t seem to understand that the club are living within there means(budget) so ill leave it at that.

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  • numba9

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #37

    Speculate to accumulate you get money for every place u climb to in league so what’s the sense on being tight and gamble in a relegation fight he has had 3 gambles with that in his regime and it needs to stop

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #38

    birds cream puffs not players or managers who know their stuff not new players. buy hungry cheap lower league players

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  • magpiemover

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #39

    i all so know how much andy woodman on to ???

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Magpie mover

    u yesterday said there are medicals pencilled in?

    Is that true?

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