Newcastle The First Choice Of Striker Target


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.

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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.

Should Newcastle Pay Out £5M For Darren Bent?

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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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103 comments so far

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    we dont want darren gay

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #2

    No God no!!!

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3

    unless <=5m..

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Anyone else feels Anita should be given a shot in CM.. ahead of TIote..

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #5

    i would rather see a top youngster than mr bent ,why are villa getting rid if he was as good as he use to be for me his best days are gone

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #6

    I see the Journal have got Kinnear as going on a family break this weekend. That is the second holiday that they have reported him having since his arrival. I honestly hold zero hope for any incite or knowledge as to what the club are up to if they can’t even get this right.

    I’m pretty sure the Ronny Hill announced Pardews return to work twice as well. The lot of them at Thomson hose are clueless.

    On Darren Bent, 2million, performance related pay, 2 year deal, extension provided he hits certain performance targets. Otherwise, no thanks.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #7

    ITK TRANSFER ?@ITK_TRANSFER 5m
    Swansea are hopeful of concluding deals for Bony and Redmond this week. They have no longer any interest in Gomis.

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  • DevonToon

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #8

    Graham Courtney reckons kurt zouma is a top up and coming striker! What a knob

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9

    bent smells like patrick kluivert to me

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Tian,
    Yeah, I have said that as long as we get good wide attackers in our midfield trio should be Anita Sissoko and Cabaye. All can do most jobs in the midfield, all can pass. It would create a fluid midfield where they can control possession and seamlessly cover each other or attack as required.

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  • Roblar80

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Darren bent at £5m would be a good deal. This guy scores goals, proven in pl. if we bring in pea or another top striker then bent would be a very capable back up. Especially as we lose cisse and potentially pea for acon. With the players we have marveaux, Ben arfa,cabaye. All the ammunition bent would need. I think if cabaye leaves then tiote will be the force he once was. He tries too hard with cabaye alongside him. Sissoko can provide cover and share the burden with tiote. Just my humble opinion tho……

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  • hadthetshirt

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #12

    Well not the news I was hoping for.
    If we sign him it means we have a good attacking winger though—Papiss Demba Cisse

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #13

    MAIAM

    I have never smelled either of them so i wouldnt know 😀

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  • Slank

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #14

    I looked at the club’s official website and at the first team and it lists as many strikers as goalkeepers. There was only Shola, Cisse and Gouffran. There can’t many premiership clubs with so few strikers.

    Therefore, I would welcome Bent as we need to strike a balance between the very many midfield players and our very low number of strikers, but Bent should not be the only striker through door this transfer window.

    Bent has an excellent strike rate in the premiership. Yes, he is getting on but so was RVP when ManU took him from Arsenal.

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  • Roblar80

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #15

    Also. Would anyone take a cheeky punt on denilson from arsenal? Available on a free and capable of playing in pl. also young. I think he’s only 24

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #16

    Slank

    RVP and Bent in the same paragraph???
    😀

    I know you were not really comparing them, i just thought i would be a pain!

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  • Slank

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Sazzer @ 7

    ‘Swansea are hopeful of concluding deals for Bony this week. ‘

    That’s interesting as Sky are reporting that they

    ‘… switched their attention to …after becoming frustrated in their attempts to sign Wilfried Bony…’

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  • Joe Blog

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #18

    For £5m I’m sure we could prise Shane Long away from Brom, given he’s entering the final year of his contract, or another alternative would be Gary Hooper, who’d cost around the same. If it had to be a domestic ST with that kind if price tag, I’d prefer those two over Bent, who is seemingly in the decline.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #19

    bent couldn’t score in a brothel especially as he is married now

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  • Slank

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #20

    Markaccus @ 16

    I was only trying to suggest that age (reasonable age) shouldn’t necessarily be a barrier. Shearer was knocking them in well after the age RVP and Bent are now.

    Would RVP be as good as we was for ManU if he was in a mid table team like NUFC, I don’t know. Almost certainly not as prolific.

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #21

    No thank you Bent, unless 2 mill and pay as you play. If he comes here it will be the beginning of the end. We’re in such a mess we need the right decisions. Starting with a new coach!

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  • Joe Blog

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #22

    Not to mention those two I doubt would want as much dosh as Bent, particularly Hooper.

    Still, I’d prefer a technical target man to partner Cisse, if we’re going to return to 2 up top – god knows what Pardew is plotting.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #23

    Slank

    I deffo agree bent could do a job for us (at a low price). As long as we sign another forward alongside him, i would not be too bothered.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #24

    I reckon we are going to end up getting Bent and Carlton Cole !

    Boney and Redmond to Swansea !

    PEA will end up at Everton !

    Adam Mahler completed his move to PSV for 8 Mil this morning !

    Dries Mertons has gone to Napoli !

    Jermaine Lens has gone to Dynamo Kiev !

    Erik Pieters has been signed by Stoke !

    We have sold Simpson to QPR !

    Llambias Quit when Kinnear was given his job !

    We are in a right frigging State !

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  • Slank

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #25

    Joe Blog

    Agree with Shane Long. He is a great forward. He is surprisingly good in the air for such a smallish forward, unlike Shola who is surprisingly bad for such a big forward.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #26

    im in agreeance with joe blogg even tho he slated me last night for voicing my concerns alo i had a few to many lol i really think we should go for nani what do people think

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  • wynsleap

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Of course we are the first choice for Bent. The guy is well past it. If we were stupid enough to pay good money to sign him it would be like all his birthdays coming at once (for Villa too!)

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #28

    hey three purples two reds and a blue could leave too what still no keeper cover

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  • Slank

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #29

    John Tudor @ 19

    ‘bent couldn’t score in a brothel especially as he is married now..’

    Perhaps Shepherd could advise him?

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #30

    Slank
    Yeah it’s contradicting. So they might end up in Ukraine for all we know like Belhanda did.

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  • Slank

    Jul 1, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #31

    NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Full of the joys of spring, you are not

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #32

    first team signings should be in first week or before, cover can come in, in the last minute

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #33

    Fulham have released Mark Schwarzer, Chris Baird, Simon Davies, Giorgos Karagounis and Mladen Petri?.

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  • wynsleap

    Jul 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #34

    Newexpat @ 24 – Your first line gives me shivers mate.
    (and not of excitement either!)

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 1, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #35

    shepherd may have passed on the tao to ashley

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 1, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #36

    included in the price of the sale

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 1, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #37

    come on newcastle sign someone already

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  • hadthetshirt

    Jul 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #38

    W.B.A. trying to get Demba Ba on loan? wonder if he would fancy coming back here.

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  • Joe Blog

    Jul 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #39

    Check out this site, a database of all the players in the world who only have a year remaining on their contracts – which obviously means discount – so I’m sure we’re giving some of these a lot of consideration!

    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/spieler/vertragsende/basics_GB1.html

    Many very good players in that situation, this season!

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #40

    we should defo sign nani imho think he would be class with cisse

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