Newcastle To Miss Out on Striker Target


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 bench

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.

What do you think?

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76 comments so far

  • croftus5678

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #1

    i wouldnt mind bent as he’s a huge improvement over shola and good enough for 1st team when cisse is out ! but gomis is a lot better as a main striker imo would rather gomis then bent.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Bent is now nothing more than an over paid journeyman, be more than happy to see him ply his trade at Fulham and not with us, that is as long as we do actually sign our other striking targets of course

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  • Readingmag

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Mick Harford !!!

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Bent and Berb up top for Fulham now thats a hard working strike force

    And two weeks running we have been promised a signing by the weekend and two weeks running we have failed, Cisse still unresolved and Cabaye still heavily linked away

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #5

    6m? Enjoy Fulham bent!

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  • Whoarya.com

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Newcastle can afford to pay whatever they like for the player and wages but the policy is to seek value full stop

    So I can’t argue with that can you?

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  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Wtf is Mick Hardford gona fookin do,utter bollocks as usual

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Newcastle have made a £15m double striker
    bid for Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre-Pierre
    Gignac. SUNDAY EXPRESS

    HOPE NOT GIGNAC…. WE BETTER GET VIDUKA THAN GIGNAC

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Thats’s good news right?

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #10

    wtf is kinnear doing bringing bringing mickey ‘know-shit-all’ harford to the club.

    pathetic

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #11

    WWYCD

    Would be nice to have something positive to talk about for once

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #12

    Argh! I just tried to zoom in on my phone and ended up opening that Asian dating ad twice! Gah, hungover brain

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #13

    we let harps go in favour of elliot/alnwick? oh dear what next bring back ranger and a new contract for shola

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  • moonraker

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #14

    I am totally fed up with the complete lack of activity, club comments and speculation!

    FFS DO SOMETHING POSITIVE !!!!!

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #15

    So not only are we a laughing stock but apparently we are now racist as well

    http://thespectatorsview.com/2013/07/21/newcastle-united-to-take-legal-action/?

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #16

    JB
    Weathers been nice recently

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    Whats this harford thing all about then?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #18

    WWYCD

    That it has mate, it’s given me the opportunity to sort my garden out 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #19

    Apparently we’re going to try and replicate Lutons success.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #20

    Getting beat last night was a good thing in a way it just proved we need strengthening, it may get JK and his new side kick Mick Harford into gear and get some players in.

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  • colwell

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #21

    The Toon Army once again is run by the Cockney Mafia, Mick Harford funk off. Bring back Wise aswell why your at it.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #22

    kk

    every defeat from now on has to be another nail in the pardew coffin

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  • IITianToon

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #23

    Can anyone please profile Mick Harford please?

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  • GeordieDan

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #24

    IianToon>

    I haven’t as much lost my patience these days as basically just lost a lot of love for MY club NUFC.

    Its very hard to find something to love about it these days and I never ever thought I’d feel like that.

    I’ll always be immeasurably proud to be born and bread in Newcastle and wear the Black and White but what’s there to like about a team that has never felt so disconnected from us fans?

    I’m genuinely struggling to put my heart into it now after way over 30 years of bleeding black and white and I blame Mike Ashley 100% for making me genuinely embarrassed to be associated with him and the club whose soul he’s destroying day by day.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #25

    JB
    Decent mate, good distraction from our wonderful club

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #26
  • colwell

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #27

    So when Pards leaves this season at some point JK and MH will take charge. Damm this will propel us into the bright lights again.

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  • magicbus

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #28

    Seems we are talking to Mick Harford to help Joe out. He was a centre forward wasn`t he.

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  • G.unit

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #29

    Somebody actually mentioned the Harford story the other day, who was it?

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #30

    wolfs
    Every defeat is a nail in Pardews coffin? U that desperate to have Kinnear back in charge?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #31

    Just done a wiki on mackem Mick Harford and unfortunately for Pardew and the Pardew haters the writing is on the wall, Mick and Joe go back along way and have followed each other every where, so welcome our next manager, mackem Mick.

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  • sparky55

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #32

    I have no doubt whatsoever we will buy well this year but that’s only because we’re losing three purples at the same time…it’s the selling part of the five year strategy we’ve yet to see…we’ve bought cheaply…we’ve added to player value, we’re about to cash in and replace with some cheaper players…so the squad will be bigger than last year but will have changed personnel as part of the shake up and the profit we make will buy the replacements and most of the new player wages…that was the strategy and we’re now in that phase…very simple and very much to plan.

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  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #33

    Dream team

    JK-MH both utter muppets,cant wait for JK to flex his footballing contacts and sign someone.

    So we are planning having AP incharge with JK-MH looking over his shoulder.I dont think any of them could do well in the 2nd division.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #34

    wwycd

    im not a pards hater but i cant see any green shoots im afraid

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #35

    wolfs
    It was a pre season match mate, I highly doubt that will have any affect on his future with us

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  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #36

    So far pre season we have honed our hoofing skills.

    AP didnt manage to get us religated so they got someone who has to help him.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #37

    ONE of Joe Kinnear’s closest allies in football says Newcastle United have made a good appointment in bringing back their former manager in a director of football role.

    Mick Harford feels that Kinnear’s experience and knowledge of football makes him an asset for United – and his appointment should be seen as a “good thing” for Alan Pardew.

    “First and foremost Joe is a very close friend of mine. He is excellent – he’s tactically very aware of what is going on and believe me, he has a fantastic relationship with everybody at every football club he goes to,” Harford told The Journal.

    “He’s a proper football man and he probably doesn’t get the credit he deserves.

    “He’s got this fantastic experience and knowledge and while I wouldn’t compare him to someone like Sir Bobby Robson – who was a one-off – he has that sort of knowledge of the game from a long time ago.

    “Joe is very popular at the football clubs he works for.

    “He will go in and get to know the chairman, the kit man, the tea lady – he will get to know what makes people tick and he won’t go in there with an agenda.

    “He’s a football man and that’s what he will want to do – make the club better.

    “He’s managed in the Premier League, he’s managed in Thailand, he’s managed at the lower levels and he does have connections.

    “I think it is a very, very good appointment for Alan Pardew too. He’s got that breadth of experience.”

    Harford, an uncompromising character himself, feels that Kinnear will be no different from first time around, when he made headlines for swearing 52 times in his first Press conference.

    “Joe speaks his mind, that’s the way he is,” he said.

    “I spoke to Joe at a charity event two months ago and he said that he wanted to get back into the game.

    “I don’t think he ever lost that belief in himself.

    “It is a brave decision by Mike Ashley, but he’s made some tough ones and got a lot right. I think they should give him an opportunity.”

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  • jeff

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #38

    Having his mouth sowed onto kinnears fat backside creating a 12 foot long tube is to good forjail for ahsley

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #39

    22

    tehe

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 21, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #40

    Rumours on Sky saying Harford is on his way in to NUFC, and Cabaye is being sold to manure.

    Hopefully both are untrue.

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