Newcastle Go In First For England Striker


Newcastle United look to have missed out on our number one striker transfer target, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (what again?), so the news late last night was that Newcastle are going in for 29 year-old Darren Bent, and we don’t think this news will delight too many Newcastle fans.

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Darren Bent – Newcastle to make bid

Newcastle need a top striker brought into the club this summer to replace the departed Demba Ba, and that’s not Darren Bent, whose best days are behind him.

It was obvious as soon as Paul Lambert took over the Aston Villa job last summer that Darren wasn’t exactly his favorite player, but just to make it absolutely clear this summer, Lambert has informed Bent that he will not take any part in the squad’s pre-season preparations.

So that means Darren will not be part of the summer training camp in Germany, and he will not even train at all with the first team.

It must be that B.O.

The news late last night was that Newcastle are expected to now make a move for the 13 times capped England International.

But of course just as the fee was a problem in Newcastle’s pursuit of St. Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, so it will be with Bent, and Mike Ashley will not be willing to pay too much for a 29 year-old past his best.

And it could be that Newcastle’s bid will be the first for a player who has hardly been courted heavily by any club up to this point, probably due to the £8M fee Aston Villa are asking.

Since they paid in excess of £18M for Bent a short two and a half years ago, when he forced a move away from Sunderland, Villa will be trying to recuperate as much money as possible for the striker.

And it seems that Alan Pardew wants Bent brought to Newcastle, and we think Newcastle will be willing to bring him in if they can get the fee down to less than £5M,  and his wages down from the reported £70K/week he’s been getting at Villa.

Darren Bent will be looked on as very much second best as far as Newcastle fans are concerned, and hopefully Newcastle will be going after another younger striker this summer, although it’s looking like Borussia Dortmund will soon land our first choice – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

If only Mike Ashley had more ambition for Newcastle United ……

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154 comments so far

  • TurkishFan101

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost:

    Before I go off lads i said this before. It was all speculation about us going for PEA, its all the press rumours so us fans can think that we were actually after him just like previous targets; luuk de jong, Gamerio, Gervinho. Did you know Mike Ashley pays journalists to make speculation up in North East newspapers? Mark Douglas, Steve Wraith, people over in TalkSport.€13 million basically £11 million… What a bargain if thats fully done.

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  • Jamiemac

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Repost:

    To be fair we don’t know what and how much the bonuses are. If the initial fee is only €13m as reported then i imagine there are a fair amount of bonuses and future fees

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  • microbar

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #3

    I thought Bent would have had more ambition than to come to this club,At least theres not much chance that JK gets his name wrong.Maybe thats his plan.

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  • p

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #4

    This is also pure speculation, no quotes, no credible source

    Chronny often creates this type of rumour and then next day dismisses rumour “wide of the mark”

    Unless both bent and villa drop their knickers, he will not join. Not even jfk can convince mash to pay 8m + 80k a week for someone who has already been at his peak

    Perhaps he will come but i think our striker will come out of nowhere

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  • spitfire_

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Kinnear logic – why to buy PEA when we can get Bent?

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Toon-Prodigy
    I agree, but I count playing in CL and Euros as experience on highest level and playing enough seasons in L1 as well.

    Sissoko, Debuchy, Mbiwa, Gouffran have more games as professional players than Simpson, Tiote, S.Taylor. Not in PL sure, but still. Santon have 55 games in PL. Cabaye 60. Gosling 38. Shola 286 games.

    Cabaye had 191 games in L1 when he came over. Debuchy 233 games.

    It’s quality that matters. We need better quality players on our bench.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #7

    That picture is benteke?

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  • Rooster

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Ukn hell man, Bent is just a mercenary type who gets chance after chance, no use to the team whatsoever unless he has the ball, bloody lazy bugger that he is, and if it is not going well for him then, he goes in to hiding, and an ex mackem as well. im writing this with a face that looks like ive just chewed an asprin!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Spitfire
    Kinnear’s extended logic
    Why get Darren bent when we can get Markus bent

    Christ next season is going to be depressing at this rate

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  • JackButler

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Here comes that kick in the balls we’ve all been waiting for, being let down by Ashley and co is now the norm but I can’t believe that I am still surprised with how he runs this club

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #11

    All those players went to clubs with higher reputation than us hardly suprising if they choose rather then us. The probably got better wages as well.

    Remy and Gamerio are the only two that went for worse teams that pay higher wayes. At least PSG were at that time.

    The rest went to CL clubs. So stop blaming Ashley for that.

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  • lesh

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Just what’s going on is anybody’s guess.

    The cat that lives three doors down said we’d be bidding for Bent.

    Maybe it pops into the Orange Tree fur the laser hour too.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #13

    microbar
    He will call him Mr.Bench for sure.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #14

    Rooster
    Completley agree washed up has been who’s best form is 3 years behind him and couldn’t get into a desperate villa side
    Still remember him telling mcliesh the previous season he wouldn’t play in the last 6 games of the season, despite being in a relegation battle and there captain, in case he got injured and wouldn’t be available for international duty, the tw@ wasn’t even called up
    Scummy little merc steer well clear

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  • HAZZY1

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #15

    Hi peps ive good some good news and some not so good from what im hearing we r still after Siem De Jong but we have pulled out of the race for PEA now joe wants 2 players for the price of 1 Bent, Bony/Ideye Brown also we have made contact about a CB but I have no names yet but he plays in italy.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Liverpool agree £6M deal with Swansea City for Jonjo Shelvey.

    At least we dodge that bullet.

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  • HAZZY1

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #17

    Ive also heard we want Jack Rodwell if Cabs does leave and when perch leaves we want Leroy Fer.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #18

    Bony will be a Swansea player before long according to reports

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #19

    Hazzy1
    The PEA race is over. Confirmed done deal today. CB from Italy. That’s new.

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  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #20

    Bloody hell!!

    It’s begun, Darren Bent as only major signing this summer….

    Arghhhhhhhgh1!!HGH!H!!

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #21

    Is he italian? or just plays there? Which team?

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  • HAZZY1

    Jul 3, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #22

    Sazzer yeah m8 PEA is over not yet signed but he wants to go to Dortmund and you can’t blame him can you they play great football and have a great manager im still waiting to hear more about the CB but ive been told he is a international player not sure what nationality he is?

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  • gfp13

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #23

    England striker!? When was his last cap?

    @hazzy
    I wouldn’t mind having either of them. Rodwell isn’t as good as cabaye but being English I’d have him, as he had massive potential at Everton. Leroy fer is a definite upgrade on perch for a centre mid but isn’t as versatile. I would only sell cabaye if we were to invest the money on other areas of squad too. Cm we are relatively okay, sissoko, tiote, cabaye, Anita, bigi and I might be missing a few so with the money for cabaye, getting those 2 and a player or 2 for another position. But with rodwell… What are his wages? Would like both the players you have mentioned tho

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  • p

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #24

    Is it that Spazzatura lad?

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  • HAZZY1

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #25

    gfp13 as far as aware he is on big money but not getting game time ive heard it will be a loan deal with option to buy to give us a chance to find a replacement that wont cost as much Bony is touch and go as he looks to be heading to swansea but I expect a late move from us or we may just go for Brown carr has watched Ideye for many years when he was in france and now in russia also we r after a winger but again ive no names yet just he is in holland?

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #26

    Another guy talked about Rodwell coming if Cabaye leaves. So that seem to be the plan then.

    I personally would go for Badelj if that happens.

    Fer is friend of Anita but plays more like Sissoko.

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  • HAZZY1

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #27

    Sazzer I agree about Badelj but from what im hearing joe is stuck on getting english type players strong and big ie Sissoko, Fer, Rodwell, Tiote, Anita lol.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #28

    right, I’ll take bent, if we also go for another striker/winger. Then it will be a good summer

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #29

    HAZZY1
    It the italian on big money or do you mean Rodwell?

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #30

    Darren Bent-eke

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  • HAZZY1

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #31

    Sazzer Rodwell m8 im not even sure who the CB is yet let alone his wage I should here more 2moz I let everyone know when I do Siem De jong will be the signing of our summer I really hope we pull it off and his Bro if he wants to join him.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #32

    can anyone actually show me any proof that we had bid for PEA in this window or the last?
    i was just wondering why everyone seems to think we were so close to signing him and now this disappointment which will get worse over the next few hours(days) which seems only to be from media sources that constantly spurn out shit every minute!!?
    ok he spoke about us but remember his twitter account has been hounded by nufc fans and we seem to be used as a bargaining tool by many agents!!
    so why is it your all disappointed by this then in uproar because we’re “supposed” to be in for bent??
    do you not learn your lessons lol?

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  • HAZZY1

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #33

    manxpie No evidence but hope we actually tried to spend that sort of money but I think it would be better if we got Bent and either Bony or Ideye Brown for the price of PEA.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #34

    Badelj is 6 ft 1 in or 186 cm. Tiote is 1.80 m 5 ft 11. Makes more interceptions and tackles than him and he has better delivery then Cabaye.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #35

    Maybe in the next morning we will see some unexpected news like how we signed Marveaux at first.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #36

    and as for perch as great as he’s been the last couple of years he’s what 27? in his last year of contract n prooved himself in the prem we’ve got enough CM to have a b team and i think he deserves 1st team footy and fairplay to him but obviously its the management and owner thats gettin rid just 2 make some money!!
    come on? i would say he’s decided he doesn’t want to be a “loyal hardworking utility player” and actually be a 1st team player week in week out!
    and i wish him luck and fair play

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  • HAZZY1

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #37

    Sazzer I agree m8 but I dont see anyone spending big on either Cabs or Tiote to be honest would u have Rodwell and Gosling in our Mid together?

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #38

    HAZZY1, I like this idea.

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  • HAZZY1

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #39

    pizzicatochan Which idea?

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  • manxpie

    Jul 3, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #40

    hazzy exactly i hope aswell but thats all it is but alot of drama queens on here take twitter and other media as gospel and then slag of the club even though theres no substance to any of the stories!!
    it certainly doesn’t help when local journalists do the same!
    rotunda recently has spouted some unbelievable crap about the club and sadly i actually think he believes it 🙂

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