Sky Sports News is reporting that Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is having a medical right now at Fulham Football Club.
Darren Bent – having medical at Fulham
This has been confirmed by Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, but it’s not for a permanent transfer but for a season-long loan deal, much like what Newcastle have done to get Loic Remy to Tyneside.
This is disappointing news, after we heard today that Bent was very keen to come to Newcastle to be reunited with his old boss at Charlton Athletic – Alan Pardew.
Of the three strikers Newcastle have been after this summer, Bent is probably the third choice among many Newcastle fans, after French Internationals Loic Remy and Bafe Gomis, although why wouldn’t Newcastle do a loan deal for Bent?
We have to assume that Newcastle are aware of what’s going on in London and didn’t want to bring Darren Bent to Newcastle on loan.
So it could be that Newcastle have missed out on both Bafe Gomis and Darren Bent, so who do you think is on Newcastle’s B list of strikers?
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