Newcastle are said to be the number one choice of 29 year-old striker Darren Bent – who returned from his honeymoon over the weekend, and now wants to get fixed up with a new club as quickly as possible.
Darren Bent – no bids yet
There have been no bids yet for the England striker, who is still hoping to make the England World Cup squad next year in Brazil – although England are by no means certain to qualify for that tournament.
But Darren has told friends he is only interested in Newcastle if Alan Pardew is the manager, and of course, Pardew and Bent had an excellent partnership when Alan was managing Charlton Athletic, and Darren scored 37 goals in 79 appearances for the club, who were still relegated in 2007.
There are a number of fans against signing Darren Bent, but we think he would be a decent signing at around £5M as the second striker brought in this summer, with Newcastle hopefully also bringing in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
from St. Etienne.
Here’s the poll we had out on Darren bent this summer.
The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that former Managing Director Derek Llambias made contact with Aston Villa about a potential bid, before Derek resigned in protest at the shock appointment of Joe Kinnear, and showed that Newcastle are anything but a happy family at the moment.
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