We had reported this morning that Alan Pardew has revealed that Joe Kinnear had set up some big meetings for this week, and we have to hope those meetings will lead to a striker coming through the door soon, very soon.
Darren Bent – I’ll be out of here pretty soon
And would you believe it, but Darren Bent of Aston Villa has said today that he’s close to leaving the club.
The Daily Star is reporting that the 29-year-old former Sunderland, Charlton, Tottenham and Ipswich striker was signing fans’ shirts from his car window today, when he was asked if he was leaving the club he said this:
“Yeah, I’ll be out of here pretty soon, I’m sure.”
And then when pushed as to which club, Fulham or Newcastle, he would be joining he gave the obvious answer:
“We’ll have to see.”
We think Darren Bent would be a decent signing at the right price for Newcastle, but Fulham, as we reported over the weekend, have a new Billionaire Pakistan-born American owner.
And the small London club have just got into the race for Bent, and they could be willing to pay out the money that Aston Villa are requesting for the striker, which is about £6M.
We really hope we are wrong – but if we were betting people, we’d plump for Fulham.
But there again, we’ve been wrong before – quite a few times as it turns out – so there’s always hope.
What do you think?
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