Newcastle have been interested in getting Darren Bent to St. James’ Park for months now and Fulham have been interested in getting Darren Bent to Craven Cottage for a couple of days.
Darren Bent – on the bench a lot last season
But don’t be surprised if Fulham sign Bent soon, because it seems they are willing to pay out the money Aston Villa are asking for the 29 year-old England International striker, which is around £6M.
While Bent played under Alan Pardew at Charlton, he also played under Fulham manager Martin Jol while both were at Tottenham, and with the new owner Shahid Khanat, now handling things at Craven Cottage, money is not seen to be a problem at the London club, as reported in the People today.
Shahid Khanat is the Pakistan-born American Billionaire businessman, who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.
Fulham have made three signings in this transfer window so far this summer – Maarten Stekelenburg, Fernando Amorebieta and Derek Boateng – and they are now said to be after Bent, who is no longer wanted by Aston Villa, and he’s not even training with the first team squad.
We’re just pleased that Fulham are not after two other Newcastle striker targets – Bafetimbi Gomis or Loic Remy – not yet anyway.
Newcastle certainly don’t move very quickly for their transfer targets these days, even though we have a new Director of Football at the club.
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